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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
Once
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