Blood Pressure

One of the vital signs of human beings, blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. It varies with the strength of the heartbeat, the elasticity of the arterial walls, the volume and viscosity of the blood, and a person's health, age, and physical condition. Normal adult blood pressure is approximately 120/80 mm/Hg.

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Is a blood pressure of 111 over 66 okay?

It's a common misconception that everyone's blood pressure should be 120/80. That is wrong.

You need to rely on an average reading of your blood pressure. This should be done several times throughout the day, over a two week period. For instance, take your blood pressure when you wake up, and again three hours later, and again three hours after that, etc, for two weeks. You should also keep record of any activities you were participating in, or had recently participated in (within the previous 2 hours). You should also note your mood at the time of the reading. For instance, were you fighting with your spouse? Did you stub your toe or twist your ankle, or otherwise injure yourself? These are important, as events such as these will give a false reading of your average bp. It is recommended you take your bp when you're going through a routine day.

If you don't have any days that aren't stressful, you need to work on stress management, find the cause of your stress, and work toward a more peaceful lifestyle. Stress brings about high blood pressure, and high blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular issues.

Moreover, the following blood pressure readings might help. Keep in mind these should be based on a two week period, where you're testing your BP every day, several times per day.

50-90/35-60 - This indicates Hypotension (low blood pressure) and you should inform your doctor of your findings so further testing can be done.

91-99/61-64 - This is normal for trained athletes, and for minors (kids). If you don't qualify as either, this is also considered Hypotension, but not indicative of needing treatment.

100-130/65-85 - This is the ideal blood pressure

131-140/85-90 - This is what is called a "high normal" or "borderline", it's still worth informing your doctor, and you should continue to monitor your blood pressure to make sure it doesn't increase beyond this point.

141-159/91-99 - This is considered Hypertension (high blood pressure) but is not quite at the point where it needs treatment, unless your doctor believes otherwise. It is wise to inform your doctor of this average, and discuss ways to lower your BP without medication, while you still can.

160-180/91-110 - This average more often than not requires medical intervention in the way of blood-pressure lowering and balancing medication.

180+/111+ - If your average is in this area, your first step should be to call your doctor. Your second step should be to go to the ER. It may seem to some like that would be jumping the gun, but the ER will be able to prescribe you some medication that will assist you in balancing your BP until your general practitioner is able to see you. An average this high is indicative of extreme Hypertension and can (and likely will) lead to severe health problems if it is not promptly taken care of.

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Does saline solution raise blood pressure?

My blood pressure is normally low high - 140/90. I received a IV saline solution (water and sodium chloride of 0.90%) a few nights ago and noticed my blood pressure dropped. In the subsequent days, I have been drinking saline water. I am always using sea salt in the water to get the other needed minerals. I am drinking at least 2 quarts of water a day and adding about 1/4 teaspoon to one of the quarts. My blood pressure is 117/78 this morning. I had been told by Dr. Robert Thompson (author of "The Calcium Lie") that I needed to consume sodium. I was hesitant since I was also told that sodium is bad for us. I therefor avoided salt. I now believe the key is being properly hydrated and having the proper balance of water, sodium, and other minerals just as Dr. Robert Thompson writes about.

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What is normal blood pressure for 49 year old 5'5 woman who weighs 118?

While blood pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over.

A diastolic (the bigger number) of 100-140 is normal. Any higher than 140 and you have high blood pressure aka hypertension. If you discover this you should see your physician to get checked out as hypertension can be indicative of heart or vascular disease.

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Is 122 over 71 normal blood pressure for a 22 yr old male?

Yes.

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What does 150 over 60 blood pressure mean?

150/60 = systolic bp / diastolic bp .... this means your systolic BP is elevated and needs to be taken care of unless you were really stressed out or exercising when the BP was taken. Otherwise a BP of 150/60 is treatable medically (pills) or you can try diet and exercise if you are overweight that will bring it down also. Textbook normal is 120/80 but your 60 diastolic is fine... cardiologist would say the lower the better as long as you are not dizzy or constantly fatigued.

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Is a blood pressure of 104 over 39 a good blood pressure for a 57 year old female?

That is a bit too low. This can be caused by a variety of conditions or effects from anti-hypertensives, even dehydration.

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What if your blood pressure is 103 68 is this ok?

That's pretty good - anything between 90/60 and 120/80 is ideal. Check this if you're worried: http://www.bpassoc.org.uk/BloodPressureandyou/Thebasics/Bloodpressurechart?gclid=CKTNv5HPnKYCFY9O4QodWj79Xw

blood pressure of 103/68 is normal but it is on the lower side,an ideal bp is 120/80 mm Hg as stated above and below that points toward hypotension,above 140/90 mm Hg is called hypertension,there are several stages of hypertension like prehypertension,stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension,you can visit this site http://treathypertension.blogspot.com/ for more information.

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How do you lower blood pressure in a hurry?

be seated and breath normally

Avoid fructose. A summer 2010 study within the Journal from the American Society associated with Nephrology shows that reducing on sugar, particularly fructose, may cure the chance of developing hypertension. Experts found that individuals who consumed 74 grms of fructose or even more every day had a 77 % the upper chances for low blood pressure amounts of 160/100, that is considered hypertension.

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What happens when your blood pressure is 189 over 125?

A blood pressure of 189 over 125 is not safe. The blood vessels in a person's body would be under great stress, and the high blood pressure could cause damage to the body's organs. The brain is particularly affected by high blood pressure. Anyone with this high of a blood pressure should go to an emergency room immediately.

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How does pain raise your blood pressure?

Pain can cause you to breathe more quickly, increasing the pulse, causing more blood to be pumped through your arteries, raising you blood pressure.

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Your blood pressure is 99 over 66 is this ok?

as long as you arent dizzy or overly fatigued... it's fine

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Does diarrhea cause high blood pressure?

Usually it would cause low blood pressure from dehydration and hypovolemia.

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Is blood pressure 124 100 ok?

No, it's not, actually. Your top number is perfect, but your bottom number, but your diastolic (lower number) is stage 2 high. This can cause some pretty severe headaches, and if unanswered can result in stroke. Age, weight, diet, and other things are huge factors in this.

Unfortunately, depending upon gender, race or other conditions, your medications to take for this might be limited.

As a test: Try taking a hot shower (REALLY hot), and check your BP a half hour afterwards. That should lower your bottom number if there's blood gathering around your heart.

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Why do arteries not break when blood enters under high pressure?

The Bernoulli Principle which in a nutshell states says faster moving fluids have less pressure so as blood enters the arterie it speeds up reducing its pressure and when it leaves to a bigger blood vessel it slows down again and its presure increases. Also the arterie itself can expand slightly to accomodate higher pressures.

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Can a skinny person get high blood pressure?

Yes, any one can get high blood pressure, obesity is just one way to have high blood pressure start younger rather than older. Some people are predisposed to high blood pressure and they can develop the silent killer with no other risk factors beyond other family members having the same trouble.

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Blood pressure 153 over 93?

That is a high blood pressure. You should go see your physician.

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Is 161 over 85 blood pressure okay for a 57 year old female?

no

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Does menthol cause high blood pressure?

Everyone is different and certain people's bodies react to different things in different ways. It is possible it may cause high blood pressure depending on how your body reacts.

If you are asking about menthol in cigarettes, then the effect of the tobacco, nicotine, and other chemicals in cigarettes are proven to cause hypertension (high blood pressure) and other serious health problems.

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Is 115 over 78 a good blood pressure for a 38 year old male?

yvette,

The answer is yes.

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Can a pinched nerve cause blood pressure to rise?

Yes. Pain can cause a rise in the blood pressure.

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Can you snort blood pressure medicine?

Don't... You'll drop your heart rate dramatically, could pass out quickly (so you'd be unable to get help), and would likely end up on a ventilator in ICU--- that is, IF you live until an ambulance arrives.

Instead, why not talk to a professional about feeling the need to put drugs up your nose. You can trick death sometimes-- but not always.

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Is 132 over 98 a high bp reading?

132 for the systolic is at the high end of the normal range.

98 for the diastolic is considered mild hypertension.

See link below.

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Can you take Panadol Osteo when you are taking medication for High blood pressure?

No.

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Does blood pressure rise when there is exertion?

Your circulatory system maintains pressure in your arteries and your heart pumps against it. Blood pressure numbers reflect your arterial pressure when your heart pushes blood through your system, and also when your heart rests between beats. The "active" pressure is the top number on your blood pressure reading. It is the "systolic" pressure. The "passive," or "resting," pressure is the bottom number, and represents the "diastolic" pressure. Healthy blood pressure numbers are 120 systolic over 80 diastolic, or slightly lower

Blood pressure changes throughout your day, depending on your position, your anxiety level, and your activity level. Chronic high blood pressure increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but temporary increases in blood pressure allow you to meet the demands you put on your body when you exercise. Without adequate pressure, your blood delivery system fails.

so,yes !!

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