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What are high blood pressure levels?

What are high blood pressure levels?

140/90 or greater: There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more

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Can enchondroma be related to high blood pressure levels?

Not related: Enchondroma is one type of benign (noncancerous) cartilage tumor that appears on the inside of the bone. These tumors usually begin and grow in childhood, then stop growing but remain present throughout adulthood. They are not related to high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My blood work came back with T4 level of 12. I have really bad high blood pressure. Can that T4 cause it, what to do?

My blood work came back with T4 level of 12. I have really bad high blood pressure. Can that T4 cause it, what to do?

Hi T4: First step is to repeat and verify the abnormality. If indeed the T4 is that high, you should be evaluated for various diagnoses and treat as appropriate. High BP could be related ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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