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What Does It Meanto Have A Blood Pressure Of 112 68
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
Have a blood pressure of 112/70. Is that good? I'm worried that my heart will stop beating. Is this irrational fear? I have no diseases. Have anxiety.
Is it normal for blood pressure to be low when lying down (95/55) and normal when standing (109/68)?
Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more
Blood pressure 124/74. Paulse 68. Which number matters more? Top sys. Bottom dia. Paulse should be around?
BP reading: The more important number of your blood pressure is the systolic one, in your case, 124. The diastolic one, 74, is less important. Cardiovascular events occur more frequently and are related to the elevation of the systolic bp. Your blood pressure should be below 140 systolic if one is not a diabetic and at 130 if one has diabetes. Your pulse of 68 is fine and should go up with exercise. ...Read more
Laid in bed first thing. Blood pressure 103/47 and hr 68. Sat up and BP went to 120/70. Worried about lower numbers?
Bp: Those numbers are fine. Why did you have all those tests? ...Read more
BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more
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