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I'm a 57 year old women and my BP is 88 over 59, good or bad? I'm treated on meds for high blood pressure now, take meds daily

Hypertension . Hypertension is controlled with salt limitation, exercise, less stimulants (particularly alcohol, caffiene, smoking), stress reduction, weight reduction and antihypertensive medication. Our goal is to get your bp<135/85, without causing side effects. One of our biggest concerns is to lower your BP too low. If BP is less than 100/ 50 there is a real risk of lightheadedness, shortness of breath, irregular heartrate, fainting, fatigue, and falling. It would be reasonable for you to see your physician next week to see if your medication needs to be adjusted. Read more...
Too low. If your BP average is staying 88/59, your meds are too strong and should be tapered. Read more...

High blood pressure?

What is high BP? A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. Read more...
BP definition. The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. Read more...

High blood pressure?

BP definition. The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. Read more...
High blood pressure . Blood pressure is the force of blood as it flows through the walls of the arteries. It is measured as mm of mercury. There are two numbers to it . The upper higher number is when heart is pumping blood and called Systolic and lower when heart is at rest called Diastolic.Notmal BP is 120/ 80.Prehypertension is120-139/80-89.Numbers above that140/90 is HighBP and called Hypertension according to NIH. Read more...
More than 140/90. Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Self-help: Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt. Still high: See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. Read more...

High blood pressure?

BP definition. The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. Read more...
High BP. 56 F asks High Blood Pressure? I cannot read what she means. But if it is what is high BP? I can help as I specialize in this. Hi BP is a level of BP above which at her age and other health issues people like her live longer and healthier when that BP Is lowered. Happy to do detailed consult here. . Read more...

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+. If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. Read more...
What is high BP? A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. Read more...

What is high blood pressure?

See below. The pressure inside the arteries is too high. The systolic pressure is that when the heart contracts and the diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. It is most commonly measured with a blood pressure cuff which is an indirect measurement. Sometimes a needle is place within an artery and attached to a transducer to measure the pressure directly and continuously in sick patients. Read more...
Symptomless disease. High blood pressure (BP) is a disease where the pressure in your arteries is too high, where the systolic is >140 or the diastolic is >90 (see my colleague's answer for an explanation of systolic and diastolic.) ideally the BP should be <130/80. High BP often is without symptoms but needs treatment to prevent heart disease & stroke. Untreated high BP can also lead to kidney disease and impotence. Read more...
What is high BP? A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. Read more...