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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 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 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 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 is blood pressure?

What is blood pressure?

Force needed: Blood pressure is the amount of force generated to propel the blood down the vessels to the point they reach their destination.It is usually reported in how high in millimeters a column of mercury would be displaced by the registered pressure. ...Read more

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What is a good blood pressure measurement in pregnancy?

What is a good blood pressure measurement in pregnancy?

140/90: Is upper limit of normal. Many normal women have very low bps and that's normal for them. It tends to drop in the first trimester. ...Read more

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What is good to lower blood pressure naturally??

What is good to lower blood pressure naturally??

Hypertension: Though sodium restriction,regular aerobic exercise,a lean body mass,avoidance of alcohol,NSAID drugs. some dietary supplements etc etc coupled with biofeedback.yogic indulgence etc eases the burden of hypertension;drug therapy remains the mainstay of true management of essential hypertension which is largely due to a biochemical defect of the cell membrane. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

What is a good diet to reduce  high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood presure what is a normal blood presure & what is an high blood presure.

What is a normal blood presure what is a normal blood presure & what is an high blood presure.

For : For an adult: top number below 120 and bottom number below 80 = healthy top number between 120-139 and bottom number 80-89 = prehypertension top number between 140-159 and bottom number 90-99 = stage 1 hypertension top number above 160 and bottom number above 100 = stage 2 hypertension the ranges for children and teenagers are typically lower and are based on age and height. People with other health problems besides high blood pressure such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease may require more aggressive control of their blood pressure. ...Read more

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

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

There is a range: Generally the diastolic (lower number) must be over 90 to consider it hypertension. The range for the upper number (systolic) is broader but is a problem when over 130. The low end is about 50 diastolic but tolerance for this varies. ...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 too low for blood pressure?

What is too low for blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: The definition of too low a blood pressure is 1. Non-hypertensive (<120/80) and 2. Symptomatic. In other words, blood pressure is not too low unless associated with symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue etc. On the reverse, ideal blood pressure is the lowest blood pressure tolerated. I have many patients with blood pressures in the 90s who are feeling absolutely great! ...Read more

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What is a too low blood pressure?

What is a too low blood pressure?

Symptomatic: It's too low if you have symptoms for example, there are people that walk around with blood pressure of 90/50 without any problems. There are others who are dizzy, wobbly and feel horrendous. Some of these general guidelines go out the window dealing with really sick people, intensive care etc. Different set of rules in that case. ...Read more

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What is a safe blood pressure and glucose level?

What is a safe blood pressure and glucose level?

Healthy Vital Signs: In general, one would like to have a blood pressure that is reliably around 120 over 80 and a fasting blood sugar well under 100 mg/dl. But, age can affect these norms. Given your stated age the standards in the first paragraph probably apply to you very well. ...Read more

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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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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 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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What is blood pressure measured with best?

What is blood pressure measured with best?

Needle in artery!: In a hospital/icu setting, the best readings are obtained with a catheter inserted directly into an artery. It's the best because the reading comes directly from the blood vessel. I bring this up to point out home blood pressure cuffs are a rudimentary device that indirectly measures blood pressure. Don't think there is a "best" option. That's why we do several readings over time to assess. ...Read more