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I feel faint and just sluggish too so took blood pressure, it was 98/68 is that good?

I feel faint and just sluggish too so took blood pressure, it was 98/68 is that good?

Blood pressure: 98/68 is normal but if one's BP is usually 130 or more that pressure could possibly be low. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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Headache for past 2 days, took blood pressure. 159/92, pulse was 115 at pharmacy. Can this BP cause headache/pressure in head?

Headache for past 2 days, took blood pressure. 159/92, pulse was 115 at pharmacy. Can this BP cause headache/pressure in head?

Probably not: Extremely high BP can cause headaches, but the level you describe is unlikely to do that. With a very rapid pulse, more likely the elevated BP reflects pain and/or anxiety. There is a arare disease called pheochromocytoma that can cause all three. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Took blood pressure test, forearm veins pulsed hard. 2 in hemorage apeared under wrist. I am 24, 154/92. Concerns about ruptures, weakened veins?

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

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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.

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

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What happens if you took your blood pressure pill?

What happens if you took your blood pressure pill?

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

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Took my blood pressure today and it read sys 147 and dia 93 and pul 81 is this really high?

Took my blood pressure today and it read sys 147 and dia 93 and pul 81 is this really high?

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

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I just took two blood pressure pills by mistake. Should I be worried? I am not having any symptoms as yet.

I just took two blood pressure pills by mistake. Should I be worried? I am not having any symptoms as yet.

It depends: What was your blood pressure when you took the extra medication? The type and doseage of the medication you doubled up on may also make a difference. Call your doctor and check. If you are feeling weak, dizzy, or like you might pass out, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Took my blood pressure it's 155/95 pulse 120 is it normal?

Took my blood pressure it's 155/95 pulse 120 is it normal?

High BP/HR: 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.
Aattached image - brief overview. Also attached link of referenced article.
https://www. Healthtap. Com/#answer_question/1285755. ...Read more

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What should I do if you can't remember if you took your blood pressure pill?

What should I do if you can't remember if you took your blood pressure pill?

Wait: If you are not sure it is better to wait till your next dose, skipping one pill is not the end of the world. You can also monitor your blood pressure as the day progress and if it starts going up you probably did not take it, in that case you can consider taking the pill. ...Read more

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