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What Is Considered High Blood Pressure For 20 Year Old
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
Range varies by ht: Accumulated data for hypertension is generally stratified by height not weight. A 13yo would be in the significant hypertensive range with a systolic reading of 117-126 (shorter to taller) and diastolic 75-80(shorter to taller). Add 4 to any reading & the severity increases. It is not appropriate to consider common adult values to be normal for kids! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The 90 is ...: Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) approaches 90, you are moving into high blood pressure. While we do expect blood pressure to rise as we age, normal targets are only adjusted for the elderly. It should be controllable with lifestyle: normal weight, reg exercise, watch salt/alcohol. ...Read more
Im a 57 year old women and my BP is 88 over 59, good or bad? Im treated on meds for high blood pressure now, take meds daily
NO: Old wives tales say that garlic has anti hypertensive properties but it is not proven. If you have hbp, you do need low sodium diet, weight loss and exercise but if medications are required, garlic will not add any measurable improvement to any of the hbp medicines even at the smallest dose. You as patient and we as doctors can only practice evidence based medicines and there is none for garlic. ...Read more
See below: Resting blood pressue above 120/80 is a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/detect/categ.htm. ...Read more
Hypertension: The woman should have the hypertension diagnosed and treated. Treated hypertension patients abound in the workforce. ...Read more
Please plz plz help me I'm 23 year old student I have constant high blood pressure it varies from 180/90 160/80 1?
See a doctor: Nobody will be able to help you unless you help yourself. BP 180/90 at age 31 is very high. Please go see a doctor and stop asking for help over internet. ...Read more
27 year old women.. I have high blood pressure ben off my medicine for over a month.. Im i at serious risk for anything?
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