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Male,22 normal bmi. Bp in the morning is 120/69, afternoon 135/75, evening 142/75, night 130/69. Do i have a high blood pressue?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: High BP?

high BP is diagnosed by a series of careful measurements or days or weeks.
Always use accurate device, sit 5 min, take 3 discard first. If this average above 140/90 or more then see a Dr and discuss.

In brief: High BP?

high BP is diagnosed by a series of careful measurements or days or weeks.
Always use accurate device, sit 5 min, take 3 discard first. If this average above 140/90 or more then see a Dr and discuss.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

If you are using a digital electronic BP monitor your results may not be as accurate as using a stethoscope with a sphygmomanometer(have it checked against your doctors machine).
Your average BP was 132/72. If your average systolic stays over 130 over a period of several wks it would be called "Pre-Hypertension". BP of 140 or more systolic or 90 or more diastolic = "Hypertension". *see comments

In brief: No

If you are using a digital electronic BP monitor your results may not be as accurate as using a stethoscope with a sphygmomanometer(have it checked against your doctors machine).
Your average BP was 132/72. If your average systolic stays over 130 over a period of several wks it would be called "Pre-Hypertension". BP of 140 or more systolic or 90 or more diastolic = "Hypertension". *see comments
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. David Lipkin
Generally "Pre-hypertension" is not treated with medication in otherwise healthy young patients. Patients with Pre-Hypertension are at increased risk of developing hypertension later in life. As BP increases over 110/70 there is a gradual increase in cardiovascular risk. Regular exercise, limitation of salt, reducing meat or chicken to once a week all help to reduce BP(A vegetarian diet even more)
Dr. Brian Clear
You may be interested in this comparison of manual BP measurement against automated device measurement. Automated seems to win in every situation. I'll admit my ego is a bit bruised by this finding, but it's certainly helpful for practice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3034423/
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: A very mild case

it might get higher later n

In brief: A very mild case

it might get higher later n
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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