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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Why is my systolic blood pressure high but not my diastolic? I need some advice.

Why is my systolic blood pressure high but not my diastolic? I need some advice.

That's how it is: High blood pressure can manifest as just systolic, just diastolic or both. Any of the above may require treatment. At your age, it's unusual to see isolated systolic hypertension so you should have an echo to rule out aortic insufficiency which is a common treatable cause and very hard to hear with a stethoscope. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure? Is that anything bad?

Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?  Is that anything bad?

Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Lowering the systolic bp, statins, aspirin, diabetes control, smoking cessation, healthy diet and exercise all play a part in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types. ...Read more

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My systolic blood pressure averages about 130 my diastolic 78 is that high?

My systolic blood pressure averages about 130 my diastolic 78 is that high?

BP AVERAGE: Average BP 130/78 is excellent for a 57 yo man. Newest guidelines recommend 130 and 75-80 as target for therapy. ...Read more

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What to do with high (140 to 180 at spikes) systolic blood pressure? Diastolic always remains at 80-85. All possible body diagnosis shows I'm healthy.

What to do with high (140 to 180 at spikes) systolic blood pressure? Diastolic always remains at 80-85. All possible body diagnosis shows I'm healthy.

Keep 2 wk bp record: Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attacks & strokes. Keep home bp record 3x/day for 2 weeks. Schedule appt with MD to review. Go to www.dashdiet.org and www.nih.gov for excellent info re: prevention & treatment of hypertension. If systolic bp averages>138 and/or diastolic bp averages>89, you have Hypertension and need treatment. If smoke, stop smoking, no added salt cooking&meals ...Read more

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What are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? My boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. Would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i

What are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? My boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. Would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i

First : First of all make sure he has his blood pressure checked on three separate occasions in a doctors office or by a medical professional. If his systolic is elevated all three times (between 130-140) then he should try a 3 month trial of diet (low sodium) and a exercise routine. However, depending on his history and physical exam findings his doctor may want to start him on medications or find secondary causes of high blood pressure. He should be under the care of a doctor for this problem so it can be monitored and treated effectively. ...Read more

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Would it be just fine to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?

Would it be just fine to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?

Wide pulse pressure: When systolic and diastolic are very far apart in the absence of obvious illness, your physician may look for a reason. This can be anything from unrecognized paget's of the bone, hyperthyroidism, aortic valve regurgitation, or just being excited over having your blood presure taken. For now, suggest you follow it closely. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more