Rest bp - Doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My resting BP is 140/85 how can I get it back to to normal without meds, it use to be 120/75 please advice the best fastest way healthiers way. Ta?
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?
Are there any conditions which can account for erratic BP? E.g. Resting BP fluctuating from 120/75-ish on some occasions, 150/90+ on others? Thanks.
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.
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
I have an avg. Resting BP of 118/63 and a resting hr of 50. Is this ok for a 50 year old male? Sometimes I get a higher BP reading.
EXCELLENT!: You must be in pretty good shape! ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers