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

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?

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 could contribute to this. Stay in touch with the doc to keep track of the bp. ...Read more

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Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Well: to have high blood pressure you have to, you know, have high blood pressure. So, if you have normal blood pressure, it isn't high and therefore you don't have high blood pressure. Because high would be defined as, you know, something greater than normal. But what you say you have is normal blood pressure. Yet you ask about whether being normal can also mean being high. So - are you? ...Read more

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My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more

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I am having high blood pressure and I get to where I have "attacks" where my blood pressure shoots up at times and is normal at times ?

I am having high blood pressure and I get to where I have "attacks" where my blood pressure shoots up at times and is normal at times ?

See your doctor: Blood pressure can fluctuate with stress, caffeine intake, decongestants, and activity level. There are also some serious medical conditions that can cause fluctuating blood pressure. See your doctor to discuss further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to always have a consistent high blood pressure? What the cause? And what is the best practice to reduce it. Thanks

Is it normal to always have a consistent high blood pressure?  What the cause? And what is the best practice to reduce it. Thanks

Not normal.: Consistent high blood pressure > 140/90 is hypertension. Treatment is to avoid things that might elevate it such as alcohol and salt and to engage in active diet exercise and wt loss. Next step is to treat with medications if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more