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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 a normal blood pressure for women of age 50 and older?

What is a normal blood pressure for women of age 50 and older?

Lower is better: With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures. This is not desirable and higher pressures are not acceptable. It is still best if the blood pressure can be kept to 120/80 or even less. Until symptomatic, lower blood pressure usually is better. ...Read more

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What is a normal reading for blood sugar?

What is a normal reading for blood sugar?

Blood sugar: For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows: Between 4.0 to 6.0 mmol/L (72 to 108 mg/dL) when fasting Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a woman who are pregnant?

What is a normal blood pressure for a woman who are pregnant?

<120/80: In normal regnancy the BP is lower, thus <120/80 is common. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

Need to establish: Cause of anemia before providing dietary advice about anemia. Common causes are deficiency of iron, folate (folic acid) and b12. But is it important to rule out blood loss. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. For general advice about nutrition please see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-foods/my01108. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is not constant through the day. We generally do not want to have it be over 140 systolic or 90diastolic more than occasionally. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous blood pressure reading be in women?

What is a dangerous blood pressure reading be in women?

Depends: <135/85 is normal. Any BP elevation that causes angina, heart failure, or encephalopathy is dangerous. Usually one only sees that with bps >200/120 or so. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a 41 year old woman. I am taking blood pressure medicine. What is the most elevated which would be safe?

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What is a normal blood pressure for a 41 year old woman.  I am taking blood pressure medicine.  What is the most elevated which would be safe?

JNC 8 guidelines: The new guidelines recommend blood pressure below 140/90 if patient is younger than 60 years old, has diabetes, or has chronic kidney disease. Definitely talk to your doctor about the optimal blood pressure management. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

60's-70's: Not too bad. Are you checking your blood sugar. If so, why. It seems that your blood sugar is OK. If you have some concerns please let me know. "dansjake@gmail.com" ...Read more

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What is an ideal blood pressure for a young person?

What is an ideal blood pressure for a young person?

120 mm hg/80 mmhg: Your blood pressure is a combination of two readings the systolic and the diastolic systolic blood pressure is the higher number and is the maximum force exerted as your heart contracts diastolic pressure is the lower number represents the minimum amount of pressure exerted when your heart is resting according nhhi normal blood pressure is below 120 mm hg systolic and below 80 mm hg diastolic. ...Read more

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What is a healthy blood pressure range?

What is a healthy blood pressure range?

Varies: There's no one size fits all in medicine , but as a general rule blood pressures with systolic (top) of less than 130 and bottom less than 80 ( diastolic) is considered acceptable. Some recommend 110 over70 as ideal. ...Read more

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What is an average blood pressure for women?

What is an average blood pressure for women?

Average is hard to : Say but totally normal would be 120/80. ...Read more

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What is a good blood pressure reading for a 50 year old male?

What is a good blood pressure reading for a 50 year old male?

Normal BP: For a healthy person, the recommended range is less than 120 over less than 80 (<120/<80). Blood pressure that is 120-139/80-89 is considered prehypertensive, and high blood pressure is considered 140/90 or more. ...Read more

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