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How many times a week does you BP have to be high to have high bp?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Average

It's a matter of averages.
Your arteries "see" the average of your blood pressure. Remember, the diagnosis of "high blood pressure" is based methodologically on measurement at complete rest for 10 minutes - that is, your lowest blood pressures. It's healthy to exercise daily, and exercise raises BP, but it's still healthy! Don't confuse an elevated measurement with the disease.

In brief: Average

It's a matter of averages.
Your arteries "see" the average of your blood pressure. Remember, the diagnosis of "high blood pressure" is based methodologically on measurement at complete rest for 10 minutes - that is, your lowest blood pressures. It's healthy to exercise daily, and exercise raises BP, but it's still healthy! Don't confuse an elevated measurement with the disease.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Three

Three readings on separate days greater than 140/90 are considered hypertension.
In certain conditions such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, lower readings may prompt treatment with medications. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

In brief: Three

Three readings on separate days greater than 140/90 are considered hypertension.
In certain conditions such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, lower readings may prompt treatment with medications. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Roy Arnold
Dr. Roy Arnold
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In brief: Hypertension

An elevated blood pressure larger than 140/90 on 2 or more occasions in the doctor's office or at home meets criteria for diagnosis of hypertension.
Management depends on patient's age, weight, other risk factors.

In brief: Hypertension

An elevated blood pressure larger than 140/90 on 2 or more occasions in the doctor's office or at home meets criteria for diagnosis of hypertension.
Management depends on patient's age, weight, other risk factors.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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