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Doctor insights on: Resting Blood Pressure Chart

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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What is good blood pressure for 50 year male in good health while resting

What is good blood pressure for 50 year male in good health while resting

130/80: Usually a BP of 130/80 or less is accepted as normal resting pressure. ...Read more

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What is the absolute best blood pressure resting? Mine is either 110/70 or lower sometimes 95/55. Is this good?

What is the absolute best blood pressure resting? Mine is either 110/70 or lower sometimes 95/55. Is this good?

BP: Rule of thumb. To low and you get symptoms, Too high and you get organ damage (heart eyes kidneys brain colon etc.). So there is not an absolute number although there are published guidelines. If you have no light headed, dizzy, etc. it is high enough and the lower it is the less long term organ damage. Yours is good. ...Read more

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What exactly is defined as "resting blood pressure". Ie..How many minutes of rest is a good measure of real blood pressure? And how often should check

What exactly is defined as "resting blood pressure". Ie..How many minutes of rest is a good measure of real blood pressure? And how often should check

Resting BP.: One should not check BP regularly unless directed by their doc. To assess whether one has hypertension or whether control is adequate one should measure BP twice in am ( separated by a minute or two) and twice in pm for 3 and better 7 days. Feet should be planted on floor and without restriction - no talking. No prior tobacco or caffeine. ...Read more

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Why do blood pressure recommendations say rest 5 minutes before checking? If your constantly active through out the day, wouldnt this be a false read?

Why do blood pressure recommendations say rest 5 minutes before checking? If your constantly active through out the day, wouldnt this be a false read?

Blood Pressure: Excellent question. Blood pressure is typically measured while sitting and resting arm at heart level . But why? Blood pressure increases in response to stressors such as exercise & work. The average level is thought to matter most but the American Heart Association believes diurnal variation & short term variability contribute to pathology.Read: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/5/697.full ...Read more

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Will I have to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life?

Will I have to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life?

Maybe (not) . . .: Forever (and rest of your life) is a very long time/commitment. The question is best addressed by & with your family doc. For instance, how high was/is your blood pressure (BP)? Any other complicating conditions? Can you lower your BP w/lifestyle modifications? Quit smoking! Exercise regularly! Eat healthy! Lose belly fat! Do all that to at least lower dose of meds, maybe drop 1 or more from regim ...Read more