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What Is The Best Treatment For Normal Blood Pressure
Exercise & Nutrition: Once you've been diagnosed w/hypertension (high blood pressure), decide w/your family doc if you can start w/lifestyle modification before going on meds. With that said, even if you need drugs, lifestyle modification is still a good idea. For instance, quit smoking, exercise regularly & eat healthy. Get enough sleep & consider meditation, too. And buy a BP cuff to measure your response to efforts. ...Read more
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
Depends on history: Blood pressure is only too low if associated with symptoms. A low blood number alone does not require any treatment. Some low blood pressures are related to other medications and dosage adjustments may be a solution. Other times additional medications that cause salt retention, blood vessel constriction, or prevention of some reflexes can be beneficial. ...Read more
Medicine for BP: Generally speaking, the best medication for blood pressure control would be (1) the one that works and (2) that takes into account your other medical issues. Realize, though, that it's unusual to be able to effectively control your blood pressure with just one medication - patients typically need two or three so you need medications that play nicely together in your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which Way Is UpDown?: To increase blood pressure? To decrease it? What? You gotta problem? There's LOTS of medicines for treating blood pressure either way, by far the most common for lowering blood pressure. They are all based on what the problem is. It's kind of complicated. But at 16, if you have a blood pressure problem, ask mom to take you to the doctor ...Read more
Cardiac tamponade: Is fluid or blood between the heart & its surrounding sac, the pericardium. A needle may be introduced into the space to remove fluid, or a window may be made in the pericardium. Fluids &/or pressor agents may be given to maintain BP until fluid removed. Oxygen is given to reduce the heart's workload. Tests are performed to determine the cause. See comment for source of more info—>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduce it!: True rise in intra cranial pressure is serious it is evidenced by headache, nausea and vomiting , swelling of the optic discs and sometimes altered mental status. There is a relatively benign condition called benign intracranial hypertension ( otherwise known as psuedotumor cerebri) with different causes that is relieved by taking cerebrospinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Sodium: A low sodium diet works but is difficult to achieve: you must avoid all dairy foods which are naturally high in sodium and not eat boxed, canned or restaurant foods. This means eating only meats, fruits, grains and vegetables in their unsalted state by cooking with other flavoring agents like lemon or other juices, herbs and spices, but not prepared sauces like soy or a1 or worcestershire. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid : Decongestants as they can raise bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal to always have a consistent high blood pressure? What the cause? And what is the best practice to reduce it. Thanks
Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
120/80 or less: This standard has been moving. It seems that the lowest pressure that is tolerated is best but generally we prefer less than 120/less than 80. Over 130 sytolic or 90 diastolic is undesirable. ...Read more
140/85 or LESS: Your BP should be 140/85 or less at rest. It is normal for it to go up with activity and stress. You should check your BP after resting for 5 min. Females typically have low bp. I would not worry about low numbers unless you feel tired or dizzy. Young, skinny, healthy females typically have BP of 90/60 without problems. ...Read more
Less than 140/90: Normal BP: Systolic lower than 120 mm Hg, diastolic lower than 80 mm Hg. Prehypertension (means above the normal but not high enough to call it high BP): Systolic 120-139 mm Hg, diastolic 80-89 mm Hg. High blood BP is any value above 140/90. I hope this helps. ...Read more
120/80: Normal NORMAL blood pressure is 120/80. As we age, both numbers can drift up, so 130/80 wouldn't be too worrisome although lower is better. If your bottom number is going up (90 or more) then you are starting to show some sign your body is reacting to a higher than normal blood pressure, and it is time to ask about how to prevent its going even higher. See your provider. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
140/90 or lower: 140/90 or lower.Get a more detailed answer ›
There is a range: Ideal BP is below 120/70, acceptable BP is below 130/80. Consistent readings above these ranges need to be monitored and treated under the care of your physician. ...Read more
Blood pressure: 100-140 over 70-90.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood pressure: BP is not a constant. It varies throughout the day. Stressful conditions during the day could cause 'spikes' in otherwise normal pressure. ...Read more
What is normal blood pressure. Mine was 144/ 79when i went to the dr. Is there any cause for concern?
Best below 120 ; 80: Study questions: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/1275967, https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/1275427. The strongest bad news correlation with elevated BP is stroke, systolic more than diastolic, ?ed rate of cvds events, chronic ; acute, faster ? in kidney function with age, etc. Meds not only/best option. Of meds, fat soluble acei (e.g. Aceon) ; Coreg (carvedilol) have best health track record. ...Read more
120/80: This is considered normal blood pressure for adults. Many people, especially young females, could have lower blood pressure than this which would also be considered normal. Low blood pressure is not a concern unless you have associated dizziness/fainting. High blood pressure at this age would be over 135/85 to 90 mm Hg. ...Read more
BP: 120/80 with around ten mmHg variation of both numbers ...Read more
Lower than adult: THe 16 yo BP is not as high as an adults. THe systolic should range between 95-105 and diastolic 50-65. ...Read more
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