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What is a high blood pressure?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypertension

Blood pressure over 140/90 is considered high blood presssure.

In brief: Hypertension

Blood pressure over 140/90 is considered high blood presssure.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. Note the human taking this pressure in no using the recommended bell.