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What Is The Third Number When Recording Blood Pressure
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
120/80: Hypertnsion falls into four general categories: normal 120/80, prehypertension with BP from 120 to 139 mm hg or a diastolic pressure from 80 to 89 mm hg. Prehypertension tends to get worse over time , stage 1 from 140 to 159 mm hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 to 99 mm hg and stage 2 hypertension is a systolic pressure of 160 mm hg or higher or a diastolic pressure of 100 or higher. ...Read more
An excellent reading: An ideal blood pressure is 120/70 or less. While it is possible for a person to have too low a blood pressure, this rarely happens unless the patient is on too much medication to treat high blood pressure. A blood pressure of 130/80 or less is still fine. We usually start treatment for readings of 140/90 and higher. In short, your reading is great. Don't touch a thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happen if i check my blood pressure but the bottom number said 67 what does that mean and the top number was 127?
Worrisome BP: Studies have shown us that the risk of end organ disease (damage to vital organs like the heart, brain, and kidneys) is a concern if the blood pressure is >140/90 in an individual with no concurrent illnesses. In those with diabetes, know heart disease, and other concerning co-factors, the goal BP may be even less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a problem if the systolic number of a blood pressure is bellow 80 but the dystolic is just normal?
???: Systolic is the first/top number and is the higher. It's the pressure your heart generates when squeezing. Diastolic is the lower one from when the heart relaxes. A systolic below 80 would usually make an adult pretty dizzy. Diastolic would be low also, so i think you may be reversed. Check again in both arms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If it is very high and more than 100, this may be diastolic hypertension. You want to see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more
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I took an at home blood pressure measurement that was around 140/100. I'm 27 years old, and I've heard that number is high. Should I be concerned?
120/80 normal: Yours is a bit high, but before you worry too much - test it at different times after activity, rest, etc. It can vary and if you are closer to normal often, think management before medication. Healthy diet, exercise, rest, yoga or breath meditation, stress reduction, etc. can lower BP many times. Read about it and try a suggestion you like. If needed, have an exam and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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