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What if blood pressure is high?

What if blood pressure is high?

High BL: you will die earlier than if not was lower and you will live a shorte life but more of it wil be devoted to suffering from CVD. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

Some people tolerate: "higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70.. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which i disagree with). www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure? Is that anything bad?

Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?  Is that anything bad?

Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Lowering the systolic bp, statins, aspirin, diabetes control, smoking cessation, healthy diet and exercise all play a part in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Self-help: Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt. Still high: See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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What if my blood pressure is to low?

What if my blood pressure is to low?

Merits evaluation.: This merits a careful evaluation, starting with taking your blood pressure sitting and standing. A thorough evaluation includes taking your history, a physical exam, certain blood and urine tests and, in some instances, some special tests. The cause is first determined, then therapy can commence. ...Read more

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What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?

What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?

Since you have : Hypertension i would prefer your blood pressure be in systolic range of 90 to 120 and diastolic of under 75. This can be done by maximizing your medications and also exercise and dietary changes that result in weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types. ...Read more

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Why is my diastolic blood pressure so low in comparison to my systolic pressure?

Why is my diastolic blood pressure so low in comparison to my systolic pressure?

Atherosclerosis & ..: Conditions such as hardening of arteries which occurs with advanced age and atherosclerosis, anemia and aortic valve insufficiency can all cause low diastolic blood pressure and a wide pulse pressure. Please see which of these may apply to you. ...Read more

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What happens if my high blood pressure is 85/56?

What happens if my high blood pressure is 85/56?

Nothing: A BP of 85 systolic may be perfectly normal It is only a problem if there are symptoms of dizziness or weakness. Always treat the patient not the numbers ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure?

What is low blood pressure?

90/60: Low blood pressure is generally anything under 90/60. This may be normal for diminutive female but if this blood pressure is new or is associated with symptoms it deserves evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that my pulse is high and my blood pressure low?

What could be a reason that my pulse is high and my blood pressure low?

can be related: If your pulse is fast enough, it would make your BP drop- usually over 150 in adults. How fast have you measured it to be? Some things can make the pulse fast and the BP low like hemorrhage, dehydration, fever/sepsis, heart attack, thyroid excess to name a few. How's your general health? ...Read more

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How would i determine if my mother has high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

How would i determine if my mother has high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Normal blood : Pressure range: systolic- 100-130. Diastolic-60-85. High BP would be higher than 130/85. Low blood pressure would be lower than 100/60. But this may be relative. Some people with BP say 110/70 and feels dizzy, to them this reading is low. Check more info online. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure fraction?

What is a high blood pressure fraction?

Systolic / Diastolic: The top number is the systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic. For adults, over 140 for the top or 90 for the bottom is usually considered too high. The number is not a fraction itself, this is just how it is denoted in the medical community. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a systolic pressure is normal and the diastolic is low? 126/60

Normal: Don't worry, this is common and normal to see. Oftentimes automated blood pressure cuffs have difficulty in finding an accurate diastolic BP (the lower number). A wide difference (>80) between the systolic and diastolic pressures would be abnormal and worth investigation. ...Read more