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Doctor insights on: What Is Normal High Blood Pressure

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Dr. James Lin
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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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What is high normal blood pressure range?

What is high normal blood pressure range?

135/85: For a non-diabetic adult the BP should be <135/85. 110-130/60-80 is a perfect range. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

No, see doctor: No. You should talk with your doctor since there are risks of developing pre-eclampsia even after delivery. ...Read more

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What would cause a spike in high blood pressure? From normal to 220 -103

What would cause a spike in high blood pressure? From normal to 220 -103

Many things: Stress, anxiety, pain, sleep deprivation, anger, during resistance lifting(some of the highest blood pressure recorded have occurred during power lifting maneuvers), missing blood pressure lowering medications. Each case needs to be look at in detail to have a better sense of the possible cause(s). ...Read more

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Do I still have to take meds for high blood pressure even though its back to normal?

That depends: It depends on many factors. For example in diabetics it is a standard of care that they be on certain types of blood pressure medication even if their BP is normal. In patients who have had strokes or heart attacks there are medications that have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of subsequent such events and it behooves the patient to stay on medications. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and recently have had a constant high blood pressure of 140 over 80. Is this normal?

Hypertension: That pressure is the top end of normal. The caffeine and Ritalin (methylphenidate) could contribute to this. Stay in touch with the doc to keep track of the bp. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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. Corey Clay
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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