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Walking around house blood pressure 143/90. When resting 120/70 male 22. Is it safe to be high just walking round house slowly?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Blood pressure and heart rate increase with physical activity.
To check for hypertension b/p should be checked at rest and repeated at different time.

In brief: Yes

Blood pressure and heart rate increase with physical activity.
To check for hypertension b/p should be checked at rest and repeated at different time.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Check BP at rest

Blood pressure should be checked at rest, not during/after activity, at least not for purposes of making a diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension).

In brief: Check BP at rest

Blood pressure should be checked at rest, not during/after activity, at least not for purposes of making a diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sounds safe.

BP is measured while sitting with both feet on floor. Normal under those circumstances is 120/80 and hypertension is when BP is repeatedly >140/90.
Blood pressure under other circumstances is highly variable, there are lots of potential sources of error in measurement, and there is no "normal." your BP sounds reasonable.

In brief: Sounds safe.

BP is measured while sitting with both feet on floor. Normal under those circumstances is 120/80 and hypertension is when BP is repeatedly >140/90.
Blood pressure under other circumstances is highly variable, there are lots of potential sources of error in measurement, and there is no "normal." your BP sounds reasonable.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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