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Normal Limits For Blood Pressure
My recent blood pressure readings are 186(sys) and 161(dia)
and my regular readings stay around 135(sys) and 110(dia).
What is highest limit for dia?
See MD: See md as your BP is high.Highest limit for diastolic BP is 89mm of hg! ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
When is blood pressure high in a 78years old woman. She has had TIA and is under medication for hbp. What are the safe high and low limits for her bp?
Above 130/80: A safe BP is 110-130/65-80 taken sitting and standing. A TIA signals the need to know more about ones heart, bp, cardiac rhythm and carotid arteries. This merits a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ecg, 24 hr holter test, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and blood and urine tests. ...Read more
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Laying down blood pressure 91/49 paulse 62. Normal? How low can BP go to be a concern? Paulse drops to 53 sometimes also
Is it normal that when I am extremely nervous or anxious my blood pressure is 135/90? Once I am calm it is around 108/64.
Elevated Diastolic: The lowest blood pressure that is measured between consecutive heartbeats is known as diastolic blood pressure. The normal diastolic blood pressure is around 80 mm of hg. However, when this pressure increases by even 10 mm of hg, then it is known as diastolic hypertension. This type of hypertension can cause heart disease, like heart attacks, strokes, heart and kidney failure, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BP variation: Yes. BP changes with every heart beat. This is controlled by many systems in your body. The goal of this regulation is to keep blood flow to your brain constant. BP tends to go down when you go to sleep and be higher in AM than PM. Best way to learn this in yourself is to take your own BP and observe. It is normal for it to vary by at least 40/20 around the clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of blood pressure to fluctuate many times during the day from "high" to relatively "normal"?
Not unusual: The blood pressure even when normal varies from minute to minute even. It is not uncommon for a patient in the dr.'s office to have a high blood pressure when that patient first comes in and for it to be lower later. Stress and activity will effect it. It is normal for the blood pressure to go up during and right after exertion. Some patients have more labile BP than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its fine: no worries - as long as majority of the readings are below 130/80 and you dont have any exercise induced hypertension ,should be ok. A stress echo is some times done as it can check the heart for any hypertensive changes and see what your blood pressure does at peak exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood pressure seems to always be between 100-110 over 60-70 is that normal for a 29/m 150lbs?
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