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How high can someones BP get when they excercise? I know average/good resting BP is 120/80. When I came home from being out, it was 140/90

How high can someones BP get when they excercise? I know average/good resting BP is 120/80. When I came home from being out, it was 140/90

High blood pressure: New hypertension (high blood pressure) guideline was just released last month (http://jama. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=1791497). We don't focus on your blood pressure after exercise but rather at rest. Just standing up to walk from waiting room to exam room will raise your BP so you need to sit quietly for a while before checking your bp. For those less than 60yo, goal diastolic is. ...Read more

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Healthy 44yo Male, daytime (non resting) BP 140/90, night time when relaxed 115/75, both consistent, TC205, HDL70, TG67, should I consider BP meds?

Healthy 44yo Male, daytime (non resting) BP 140/90, night time when relaxed 115/75, both consistent, TC205, HDL70, TG67, should I consider BP meds?

Given your stated: Parameters - I would not treat antihypertensives yet. I would concentrate on diet (low salt, low fat), weight loss, exercise 20 minutes of some exercise 3-4x/week, and other lifestyle changes - limit alcohol, caffeine - and sleep -get a good night's rest. ...Read more

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Does BP/HR variability matter? 9AM resting BP/HR avg is 119/78/59; but might be 138/88/49 then 115/73/65 next day. Swings hour-to-hour while at desk.

Normal: You're describing normal variability - BP and HR change dynamically based on physiologic need. Stress, anxiety, fatigue, excitement, activity, coffee etc will affect it. ...Read more

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Do BP meds only work on resting BP? I ask because I still get elevated office readings.

Do BP meds only work on resting BP? I ask because I still get elevated office readings.

No.: BP meds work to control blood pressure when you are resting as well as when you are working or exercising. Your office BP elevation can be from the type of work or increased work stress. It is sort of related to white coat BP that happens when you are in doctor's office. If the office BP is persistently high, then talk to your doctor to see if you need adjustment of the dose of your BP meds. ...Read more

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BP while waiting interview was 150/95 I was very nervous is this normal? Could it harm me or spike too high and kill me? Rest BP 120-130/80 110/70

BP while waiting interview was 150/95 I was very nervous is this normal? Could it harm me or spike too high and kill me? Rest BP 120-130/80 110/70

No harm: blood pressure is variable throughout the day if you check your blood pressure 10 times, you may have 10 different values. It is important that over the long-term. Short-term Spike will cause no harm, it is important to make sure your blood pressure is checked at regular doctor visits as it can be the silent killer if not controlled over long periods of time ...Read more

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My BP upon waking before getting up is 125/80 p52 and then when I FET up and moving it is 109/72 p78. Why is my resting BP higher? Is this ok?

My BP upon waking before getting up is 125/80 p52 and then when I FET up and moving it is 109/72 p78. Why is my resting BP higher? Is this ok?

BP variances: This is ok. Your BP of 125 systolic is technically prehypertensive but your 109/72 is excellent. Since your heart rate goes up and blood pressure goes down when you are up no longer laying down, you may be actually mildly dehydrated. We diagnose you as clinically hypovolemic if your heart rate jumps 30 beats/min or top number sbp drops more than 20 mmhg when you stand up. Drink water, be happy. ...Read more

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I am 25 and I had a stress echo today. Is it normal for my BP to go to 170 over 70 while I hit 185 bpm? Resting BP is 120 over 80 give or take

I am 25 and I had a stress echo today. Is it normal for my BP to go to 170 over 70 while I hit 185 bpm? Resting BP is 120 over 80 give or take

Yes: Your blood pressure should rise with exercise. That BPM is over 95% of maximum heart rate for age. So your stress echo should have a high degree of sensitivity for picking up mitral valve prolapse.! 70 is a tad high, but the 70 was very good. Most likely they had to really increase the incline to get the rate up that high. Increase in incline increases the systolic component. ...Read more

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My resting BP is 100's/60's, but every once in a while when feeling dizzy, it's around 123/107. If I recheck a minute later it's normal again. Why?

My resting BP is 100's/60's, but every once in a while when feeling dizzy, it's around 123/107. If I recheck a minute later it's normal again. Why?

Think about this!: BP goes up with anxiety attacks, emotional tension, exercise, faulty equipment, and for many other reasons, some of which indicate poor health. See your provider for further evaluation. Carry your BP apparatus into the office with you. ...Read more

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25 yo M with resting BP 125/75 6'2" / 30 lbs overweight otherwise healthy. Not willing to do lifestyle changes. At what BP would you start BP meds? Tnx

BP > 140/90: In 2014, JNC-8 issued updated hypertension guidelines and for those patients less than 59 years old, the goal for blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mmHg.

Depending on how overweight this person is, he should get screened for diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a post workout blood pressure reading to be higher than a resting BP reading?

Is it normal for a post workout blood pressure reading to be higher than a resting BP reading?

Yes: BP is higher after exercise but the systolic BP should not be higher than200 mmhg. ...Read more

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What condition (s) can account for a dramatic decrease in resting BP (135/85ish to 100/60ish) if there are no lifetyle changes? I feel very fatigued.

What condition (s) can account for a dramatic decrease in resting BP (135/85ish to 100/60ish) if there are no lifetyle changes? I feel very fatigued.

Dehydration: One of the most common causes of a decrease in blood pressure and fatigue, is dehydration. Please make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, which is at least 8 glasses. 50% of this should be water. I would also suggest you get labs to rule out anemia or electrolyte conditions. ...Read more

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I have an excessive response in BP when doing the smallest things but in rest BP is norm. Been like this for 6 months should I fear aneurysm of aorta?

I have an excessive response in BP when doing the smallest things but in rest BP is norm. Been like this for 6 months should I fear aneurysm of aorta?

Does't matter: When it happens, you need investigation and treatment for your B P (hypertension) now to prevent complications from it. See your doctor now you should ' fear ' your B P, the not unlikely ' aneurysm '. at the age of 23. ...Read more

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Been having heart palps on and off since last night. More noticable when resting. Resting BP 101/61 HR 67 bpm. Standing BP 89/67 HR 69. Not overweight?

Been having heart palps on and off since last night. More noticable when resting. Resting BP 101/61 HR 67 bpm. Standing BP 89/67 HR 69. Not overweight?

Palpitations: Sounds like extra-strong normal heartbeats, rather than the heart racing too fast. These are usually harmless and very common. But, you should see a doctor to have an EKG, get some basic lab work done, and rule out the uncommon things that need to be treated. Until you see the doc, avoid caffeine and alcohol. Get enough sleep. Stay hydrated with water. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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21 y/o active female. Resting hr around 100bpm. Resting BP averages 105/68. History of heart disease in my immediate family. Average weight, occasional fainting spells. Should I get checked?

21 y/o active female. Resting hr around 100bpm. Resting BP averages 105/68. History of heart disease in my immediate family. Average weight, occasional fainting spells. Should I get checked?

YesPrimarilyDrivers: I have answered similar questions many time on healthtap. While atherosclerosis typically begins later childhood, your stated age, sex, low normal BP & no smoking are best odds of not yet having advanced disease. Yet best check & optimize lipoproteins (nmr particle test), LDL (≤700 umol/l), large HDL (≥9 umol/l), hba1c ≤5.0%, hflc, consider event monitor for potential arrhythmia basis for fainting. ...Read more

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44 yo male afib anxiety what is a good active/resting BP and hr. And best times to monitor these. Thanks docs?

HR and BP: Desired resting BP is < 120/80 with heart rate 60-100 although heart rates up to about 110 may be acceptable. Heart rate and blood pressure increase with activity however the degree will depend on level of activity. ...Read more

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Normal stress test and X-ray in er, 10, 000 PVC count on holter and symptomatic. Standing BP 90/60 & 115+ rate, rest BP 90/51 & 72 rate. Go back to er?

Symptoms: I appreciate your sharing with us the data of your tests, but what are your symptoms? Your blood pressure is on a low side but may be acceptable. Heart rate is a bit fast but not fast enough to require emergency attention, so what's going on with you? ...Read more

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Getting up after prolonged bed rest. Bp drops heart rate shoots up, and feel heavy, weak. Could it be heart failure, or multiple system atrophy?

Getting up after prolonged bed rest. Bp drops heart rate shoots up, and feel heavy, weak. Could it be heart failure, or multiple system atrophy?

Orthostatic BP: This sudden low BP and increased heart rate is what we call Orthostatic Hypotension. It's not uncommon after being in supine position (lying down) for prolonged periods of time. When you get out of bed, let your legs hang down by the bed for several minutes then slowly get out of bed. This should solve your problem. Also check if you are using any OTC medicines that can make your BP go down. ...Read more

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Resting (sittng) BP - 117/75 heart rate is 75. while standing BP is 95/72 and heart rate is 98-105. Why is it so?

Resting (sittng) BP - 117/75 heart rate is 75. while standing BP is 95/72 and heart rate is 98-105. Why is it so?

Orthostatic: This much change in BP between sitting and standing is known as orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension can be caused by some disease states or by certain medications. The most common cause is dehydration. You should drink plenty of fluids (without caffeine or alcohol). If you remain orthostatic you should see medical attention. In the meantime, be very careful when standing up. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, which I am currently taking medication for. Last night, I didn't get a goodnight's rest & my BP ls high, is this common?

I have high blood pressure, which I am currently taking medication for. Last night, I didn't get a goodnight's rest & my BP ls high, is this common?

Sleep is critical: Sleep loss the night before can raise systolic BP (the top number) as much as 10 mm/hg. 10 points is about the maximum amount of benefit you would expect from a medication. When combined with chronic sleep loss, stress becomes a major factor and can cause even higher elevations in blood pressure and nullify the benefits of a medication. ...Read more

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Is it normal with idiopathic dcm and a bi vent icd to have pain or pressure in your chest with walking? I stopped and rested, took bp-normal hr-95.

Is it normal with idiopathic dcm and a bi vent icd to have pain or pressure in your chest with walking? I stopped and rested, took bp-normal hr-95.

Angina: What you are describing is angina pectoris. It could represent a coronary artery obstruction. The symptoms merit a careful examination by ones doctor or by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I've had issues with high pulse (often over 100 resting) and bp spikes (160/107 or 125/104).it makes me faint or feel ill, ekg / echo normal. Insite?

I've had issues with high pulse (often over 100 resting) and bp spikes (160/107 or 125/104).it makes me faint or feel ill, ekg / echo normal. Insite?

Blood pressure: Variations in blood pressure and heart rate normally go along with discomfort and anxiety, but there are many other reasons why these numbers might be high. A careful review of your history and some basic evaluation should sort out whether there's anything more serious going on. ...Read more

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Hi. I currently have a temp of 37.8, pulse of 113 at rest and bp of 103/90. My joints ache and I generally feel lethargic. No nausea, no cold/flu symp?

Hi. I currently have a temp of 37.8, pulse of 113 at rest and bp of 103/90. My joints ache and I generally feel lethargic. No nausea, no cold/flu symp?

Could be Viral: Since it is an acute illness it could be infectious like bacteria, viral. This is something that can best be clarified by seeing your physician ...Read more

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Resting bpm 44. Bp 99/64. 38 y/o female. Normal when sitting?

Resting bpm 44. Bp 99/64. 38 y/o female. Normal when sitting?

44 BPM is slow: That blood pressure is normal for a healthy woman in her 30s; however, a resting heart rate of 44 is slow. In a very fit, active woman, there might not be anything wrong. However, it could indicate a problem, such as thyroid disease or a heart condition. If you don’t typically have a low heart rate or haven’t talked with your doctor about this before, I recommend you do so. ...Read more