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Doctor insights on: What Is Good Blood Presure

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

Reasonable: You should try to keep your BP below 140/90. Yours is borderline high, so you should cut out extra salt, and exercise regularly. If that does not improve it, you should be seen to adjust or add an antihypertensive medication. ...Read more

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Is capapril good for blood pressure?

Captopril v Capapril: Assuming you mean Captopril, which is one of many ACE inhibitors, then yes, it's good for treating/lowering high blood pressure. However, because it needs to be taken several times a day, we usually prescribe something like Lisinopril instead. The good news is that they're relatively inexpensive, say $4/mo. ACE inhibitors also protect your heart & kidneys if you have heart failure and/or diabetes. ...Read more

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Help! Is 107/78 blood pressure good?

Help! Is 107/78 blood pressure good?

Yes but only if . . : We normally state that best blood pressure is the lowest one can tolerate while standing upright w/o feeling faint, weak, dizzy or woozy. Or something like that. In other words, as long as you're asymptomatic (feeling just fine), don't worry about lower numbers. But if numbers are high (greater than 140-150/90) despite being asymptomatic, then we worry about stroke, heart failure & chronic kidney ...Read more

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Is 108/64 blood pressure good or bad?

Is 108/64 blood pressure good or bad?

Normal: Especially for teen-20s female, is normal range. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 140 over 66 is that good?

Blood pressure 140 over 66 is that good?

Bit high: A bit high. May not need medications unless you have diabetes or heart disease. Regular exercise, weight loss even by 10 pounds if you are overweight, avoiding excess alcohol and quitting smoking are all recommended. ...Read more

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What's a good blood pressure medication?

What's a good blood pressure medication?

Many: There are many different classes of medications that are effective. Treatment needs to be tailored to the individual patient. See your doctor. ...Read more

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