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Systolic Pressure (Overview)

The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target of blood pressure treatment.


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How to lower systolic pressure?

How to lower systolic pressure?

Salt and wt: Avoid salt and lose weight. (if you don't need to lose wt, just restrict salt). If that doesn't work, you'll need medication. ...Read more

Systolic Pressure (Overview)

The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target of blood pressure treatment.


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How is systolic pressure measured?

How is systolic pressure measured?

Systolic blood press: Is the value of the first sound heard as the blood pressure cuff is released after it is pumped up. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

See below: Diastolic hypertension is common at younger ages. After 50 or so systolic hypertension is more common. Both need to be treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: systolic pressure?

What is the definition or description of: systolic pressure?

Perfusion Pressure: The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target of blood pressure treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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As new guideline says meds are for systolic pressure over 150 for those over 60 what happens to those on meds whose systolic no is below 150 with meds?

Don't change anythin: Until you go over these new recommendations with your personal physician, who knows you much more intimately than this panel of experts. ...Read more

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Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Systolic blood : Pressure is essentially the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood while diastolic pressure is the pressure measured while the heart is relaxing and receiving blood . Therefore systolic BP is higher than diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

Both, actually: In actuality, they're both important for their own reasons. The systolic pressure should be lower than 120 and the diastolic lower than 80 for optimal health and risk reduction (i.e. Heart disease and stroke). ...Read more

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Why does systolic pressure decrease during inspiration?

Why does systolic pressure decrease during inspiration?

Pressure: Simple answer, it doesn't always increase with inspiration. It is a complicated interplay of hemodynamics and respiratory physiology, body position, body fluid status, cardiovascular condition and status and other factors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a systolic pressure is normal and the diastolic is low? 126/60

Normal: Don't worry, this is common and normal to see. Oftentimes automated blood pressure cuffs have difficulty in finding an accurate diastolic BP (the lower number). A wide difference (>80) between the systolic and diastolic pressures would be abnormal and worth investigation. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my systolic pressure always higher than normal but diastolic always normal?

Why might it be that my systolic pressure always higher than normal but diastolic always normal?

Hypertension: You may have isolated systolic hypertension. The diastolic bloop pressure does not need to be elevated to have hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Double product: Systolic blood pressure times pulse is called the double product. It is used in stress testing to measure the work load on the heart and to help risk stratify patients for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Why could my systolic pressure change, but not my diastolic pressure?

Why could my systolic pressure change, but not my diastolic pressure?

Both can: But your systolic blood pressure can vary more based on your activity, stress, and the volume of fluid in your vessels. ...Read more

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How come my diastolic pressure doesn't go down but my systolic pressure does?

How come my diastolic pressure doesn't go down but my systolic pressure does?

False measurement: First recheck measurement with a manual cuff because it could be an inaccurate reading. Diastolic BP is a measure of the BP in the vessels when the heart is relaxing between beats. It can be considered a form of pre hypertension if it is elevated say during exercise but eventually returns to normal (. ...Read more