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What does it mean to have a blood pressure of 150/100? How serious is it?

What does it mean to have a blood pressure of 150/100? How serious is it?

Depends: A single elevated blood pressure reading is meaningless because blood pressure can go up for a number of reasons including pain and anxiety. Chronically elevated blood pressure needs to be addressed because it can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys an brain. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 meant by blood pressure?

What is meant by blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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What could blood pressure 135 with 85 mean?

What could blood pressure 135 with 85 mean?

This is normal BP.: Take care! Http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article. Jsp#maincontent.

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What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

Healthiness: High blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease and stroke, etc. Having a "good blood pressure" is a good thing and means as far as your cardiovascular risk, you are doing well. ...Read more

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What do the upper and lower blood pressure numbers mean?

What do the upper and lower blood pressure numbers mean?

BP: The top number is the pressure caused by the pumping of your heart. The bottom number is the pressure of your arteries when the heart is at rest. ...Read more

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What does it mean when blood pressure will not register?

Many reasons: Many reasons which might include too high or too low blood pressure, too fast or too slow or irregular heartbeat. Make sure that you're using the machine based on manufacturer's instructions. Maybe the machine is broken. Suggest checking somebody else's blood pressure with this machine to see if you get the same error or your BP with/against another machine. ...Read more

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What does a lower number of blood pressure reading mean?

Hypertension: The diastolic pressure is related to the intravascular volume and the peripheral vascular resistance when the heart is relaxed and not contracting. ...Read more

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My husbands blood pressure was 159/99. What does this mean?

My husbands blood pressure was 159/99. What does this mean?

Blood pressure: This is an elevated blood pressure, he should start life style changes including low salt diet (avoid cold cuts), weight loss if he is overweight, and return to see his doctor to repeat the blood pressure measurement; however, if he knew his BP was already elevated, he may need to start medications if diet and excercise fails. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

Too high: Not an emergency but see your doc within the next few days. Many causes, some can be treated by diet, weight loss and exercise. Others will require med Rx. The rarer causes may actually be curable. ...Read more

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I get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

Bottom number: Bottom number is always lower than the upper number. You need to tell us what the upper and lower numbers are. Than only we can answer your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood pressure continues to rise despite medications?

What does it mean if your blood pressure continues to rise despite medications?

Blood Pressure: If you are on medication and your blood pressure isn't coming down, you need to discuss with your doctor. You may need increased dosage or additonal medications. You could also perhaps need additional testing to see if something unexpected is going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the diostic number is 88 or higher on the blood pressure?

88normal, over90 High: 88 diastolic is normal but if it is over 90 it is high. We also need the systolic BP reading. ...Read more

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My blood pressure top and bottom stay about 40 below normal, what does this mean?

My blood pressure top and bottom stay about 40 below normal, what does this mean?

What is your normal?: Average BP 120/80? 140/90 or higher = high. If normal being 120/80 and yours is 80/40? If this were true numbers, you are not likely walking too well. 100/60 is actually a good BP and I would take that number any day, especially if you are feeling well--no dizziness etc... If concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when both numbers of blood pressure are within 15 of each other?

What does it mean when both numbers of blood pressure are within 15 of each other?

Probably wrong: This would be a very narrow pulse pressure and I suspect that it's inaccurate. Have your blood pressure checked by your physician and then see if your equipment is accurate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my blood pressure reading are always higher when I'm standing up?

Blood pressure: If your standing blood pressure is still 140/90 or lower it is still normal. Some people have more vigorous vasomotor adaptation to position change than others. If your pressure doesn't rise outside the normal range shouldn't worry. Like all of us, BP should get checked through life lest it go up into the too high range with aging. ...Read more

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What does blood pressure mean when the top number is normal, but the bottom number is high?

Stiff Vessels: Firstly, the most common scenario is inaccurate measurement. But if that's not the case, it could indicate stiff arteries. There are, however, many explanations. If this is a regular finding, talk to your cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood pressure continues to rise even if you're not doing anything?

What does it mean when your blood pressure continues to rise even if you're not doing anything?

Blood pressure: If you are at rest and under no stress and your blood pressure is rising out of the normal range, then you need to be checked for the cause (es). ...Read more

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What does it mean if the top number is high on a blood pressure reading but not the bottom number?

What does it mean if the top number is high on a blood pressure reading but not the bottom number?

Systolic htn: The top number high is systolic hypertension means need anti inflammatory meds - take essential fatty acids and lower red meat will reduce bp. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.

What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.

Anemia, possibly: When not referring to low blood pressure, "low blood" can refer to anemia, deficiency in the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin gives blood its color and carries oxygen.Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue. Causes of anemia include blood loss (periods, GI bleeding), bone marrow problems, inherited abnormalities, sequestration in the spleen, red blood cells bursting (hemolysis). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when blood pressure on the left is significantly higher than on the right?

What exactly does it mean when blood pressure on the left is significantly higher than on the right?

Differential BP: If correctly taken, that could mean that you have a narrowing of one of the central arteries on the right. This could indicate a right subclavian artery stenosis. Nothing can increase blood pressure in one arm, but a blockage will decrease blood pressure. So the correct blood pressure is the highest value or the blood pressure in the left arm. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does it mean when my blood pressure falls from laying down to sitting position?

I was wondering what does it mean when my blood pressure falls from laying down to sitting position?

BP: Because venous return drops with that position change there usually is some decrease in blood pressure with that change. ...Read more