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Took Blood Pressure
Blood pressure: 98/68 is normal but if one's BP is usually 130 or more that pressure could possibly be low. ...Read more
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
Took blood pressure in my left arm 117/77 but when I took my blood pressure on my right arm it was 124/87. Why the difference?
Varying bp: Hi Derrick, to explain it simply, you have a different configuration of arteries from the right arm to the left. Some vessels are slightly larger than others. This effects pressure. A difference of 7mmhg is not clinically significant and should not be anything to worry about. Concern would start at a difference of 20mmhg. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy a little off balance. Took blood pressure and its 99/90. What does this mean? Is it low or high? Should I go to a doctor or er?
Sorry but: 99/90 doesn't make sense as pulse pressure of 9 is too small...Please recheck or repost. ...Read more
Headache for past 2 days, took blood pressure. 159/92, pulse was 115 at pharmacy. Can this BP cause headache/pressure in head?
Chest pain and shortness of breath. Took blood pressure was 126/103 then normal yesterday then today 106/100 and plus 100 machine said that was great?
It is unlikely that: The blood pressures you are reporting are accurate. A pulse pressure of only 6 (106/100) is unlikely in a 26 year old woman in the absence of severe medical conditions of which you would certainly be aware. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate assessment of your blood pressure and the symptoms that are causing you concern. ...Read more
Been taking prednisone since tues, today my heart has been racing just took blood pressure it was 110/68 and heart rate 104. What do need to do.
Prednisone fast HR: Prednisone usually does not cause a fast heart rate. Some people feel agitated or hyper on steroids and this can cause a fast heart rate. I see you are on cough meds. If there is a decongestant in the medication then it can cause a fast heart rate. Just having a cold, being dehydrated can increase your heart rate. If drinking fluids does not help you could take an extra dose of your toprol (metoprolol). ...Read more
Dull/ weak pain in left thumb. Radiating up arm to behind collar bone. Seems to get worse as day goes on. Took blood pressure past week. Normal.
Took blood pressure test, forearm veins pulsed hard. 2 in hemorage apeared under wrist. I am 24, 154/92. Concerns about ruptures, weakened veins?
Bruising: Assuming you are describing bruising occurring as a result of BP measurement performed with a sphygmomanometer in an otherwise healthy young man one would have concerns regarding platelet or coagulation disorder especially if recurrent or at multiple sites. ...Read more
Just took blood pressure.146/90 left arm starting at thumb running up to collar bone is dull pain. The pain has been on and off for 2 months.
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Lower blood pressure: Taking your blood pressure pill as directed should lower your BP. Your prescribing doctor should explain how high was/is your BP and risks, benefits & alternatives to your specific BP pill, including potential side effects. We don't like to see high BP (aka hypertension) for a long period of time as that increases risk for stroke, heart failure & chronic kidney disease. Monitor BP closely on pill ...Read more
Yes: For your age that is a high reading. Having said that, blood pressure & pulse fluctuate with activity and times of day and even from one day to the next or from one arm to the other. Best to keep a daily record for a few days and make an appointment with your GP with the readings written down. Your practitioner will decide if treatment is indicated and may try changes like loosing weight first. ...Read more
Blood: If you start with a lowish bp, they won't remove blood from you and risk making it lower. ...Read more
I just took two blood pressure pills by mistake. Should I be worried? I am not having any symptoms as yet.
I just took my blood pressure and it was 131/92. That's very high for me. I'm usually somewhere around 110-120/65-75 Thoughts?
What were you doing?: The RESTING blood pressure should be ~110 to 120 mmHg (top number) / ~65-75 mmHg (bottom). If you were exercising or had just come in from outside, your BP will be higher - that is not abnormal, that is natural MEASUREMENT ERROR. The TRUE RESTING BP has to be taken 5 minutes after quiet rest - sitting or laying flat - without any mental stress or other pressing worries. Recheck BP & go from there ...Read more
I took my blood pressure pill this moring and its a cozar its 25mg one time a day and I just made a mistake and took another will I be ok?
Will probably be OK: If you become when you stand up, then take plenty of fluid. The dose is not high and much of the effects of the drug will be gone by 12 hours. ...Read more
I am 61 years of age took my blood pressure this morning and it was 98/75 then I took it the second time and it was 104 /78 is this too low?
Many factors of BP: There are countless factors, including emotional, environmental, dietary, and internal that effect blood pressure. These readings are considered in a normal range but may be abnormal compared with your personal normals. They can be heavily effected if you are taking medication to control blood pressure. If feeling weakness, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath seek medical attention. ...Read more
My son is 17 and about 6'3". He weighs welloover225lbs but I'm not sure how much exactly. We just took his blood pressure and it's over 200?
Hypertension: So your son's bmi is 28- which makes him overweight. Losing weight will help manage his bp. Important things to consider---1). Look for etiology and 2) treating the cause would treat high bp. Unlike in adults, most of the time pediatric hypertension is related to specific cause. Also low salt diet, omitting caffeinated drinks be omitted. Most impt- see your md to look for a cause. ...Read more
BP goals have recently been set higher. If consistent, according to guidelines medications should be started+lifestyle modification. Ur elevated hr-multifactorial. Nl hr = 60-110. Could be due to bp, caffeine intake, anxiety state, endocrine etio (thyroid) etc.
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https://www. Healthtap. Com/#answer_question/1285755. ...Read more
BP meds: If you've been regular with your medications for a long time, then missing one dose isn't going to make a huge difference. You could just take the next scheduled dose. If you're in the first week or so of the medicine, you can do what's generally best and ask your Doc what the Doc wants you to do. ...Read more
My intro to EMS teacher took my blood pressure 6 times and every time it came back as 130 over 120?
What to do if I now took my blood pressure and it was 122/79, and the pulse was 76, is this normal?
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What to do if I took my blood pressure at walmart and it was 169 over 86 - is this a medical emergency?
Not necessarily: The blood pressure reading is not necessarily an emergency. If you have a severe headache, chest discomfort, or stroke symptoms you should seek emergency care. If you feel well, you need to contact your primary care doctor for an appointment to be seen as elevated blood pressure increases your risk for future medical problems. ...Read more
I took my blood pressure bending over it was 169/136. I feel crappy tying my shoelaces. Is this normal?
Dangerously high: This BP merits a visit to the nearest emergency dept. Due to the risk of stroke and heart failure. First, lower the BP to a normal level. Next, an exam to determine the underlying cause of the hypertension. Then, based upon the resultant data, the best treatment can be selected. The "crappy" feeling with bending over might be due to limited lung reserve due to heart failure (pulmonary edema). ...Read more
I also took my blood pressure at cvs it jumped from 141/74 to 123/74 to 107/70 in about 6 mins is this bad?
Likely normal: If you feels well, it probably just showed that you became more relaxed. ...Read more
I was taken off my BP meds changed my lifestyle I took my blood pressure sitting and standing was higher standing is this good or bad it's not tohigh?
I'm a 64 female I took my blood pressure it was 113/88 pulse 122 I was doing light house work. I'm concerned with the pulse being that high. Should I?
Pulse rate: That pulse rate is a bit high for light housework. If you haven't been doing regular aerobic conditioning, getting in a half hour to an hour a day of gradually progressing aerobics is a good way to recondition. If you've had health problems, then consulting your Doc to see if some other problem like anemia is operative is a good idea. ...Read more