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What is a normal DAILY range for blood pressure?


My blood pressure seems to jump around from 140 over 83 to 160 over 100 in the course of one day. Does this seem like a normal pattern? The higher number doesn't stick around for very long. In an hour or less I could be down to 140 over 90 or lower. Also, I am just recovering from mold inhalation from an unmaintained humidifier, which caused asthma like symptoms for about 2 weeks. Could this be whats causing these weird bp readings?
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Who is reading your blood pressure? Some automatic reading aren't accurate. Also, in the course of a day, blood pressure does fluctuate as you become more active, stressed, etc. It seems like your blood pressure is going high and you should see a doctor about it, especially if you have family history of high blood pressure or if you have other conditions. Normal range is about 120/80, so yours is borderline high to high with the readings you gave. It could be stress, as people without hypertension have high readings from time to time, but only a doctor can diagnose it. If the asthma like symptoms already went away and the high blood pressure just started, I doubt it is the cause. Hope you feel better.  (+ info)

what is the normal blood pressure on age 51?


I want to know the normal blood pressure on age 51 differentiate from youngest people or the same? some people says that above 40 , the blood pressure will be different that 140/90, like this, is it correct?
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The AHA's standards for adults are:

Normal: Less than 120/80
Borderline (prehypertension): 120-139/80-89
High: 140/90 or higher

18 years of age and older
18-100++++
June 28, 2005 -- Controlling blood pressure may lengthen life and keep heart disease away.

That may sound familiar. Now, researchers are driving the message home.

Men and women with normal blood pressure at age 50 lived five more years than those with higher blood pressure. They also avoided heart disease for a longer time.

So say Oscar Franco, MD, DSc, and colleagues in the journal Hypertension. Franco is a scientific researcher in the University of Rotterdam's public health department.

Why Blood Pressure Matters

You could have high blood pressure and not know it. Lots of people do.

About one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure. But nearly a third of them don't know it, says the American Heart Association (AHA).

Blacks are especially hit hard. More than 40% of black U.S. adults have high blood pressure. It often starts younger and is more severe for them compared with other races, says the AHA.

High blood pressure raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

But the complications caused by high blood pressure can be avoided by treating the disease. A healthy diet, stress control, and an active, nonsmoking lifestyle are important. Some people may also need help from medicine.

Getting Tested

High blood pressure does its damage quietly. It's easily flagged by a quick, painless test.

The test yields two numbers. The "top" number is called systolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure on blood vessel walls when the heart beats. Systolic pressure may be more important as one begins to age. The association between complications due to high blood pressure and high blood pressure is continuous -- the higher the blood pressure, the higher the risk of complications.  (+ info)

What is a normal blood pressure for me?


I am an 100lb. 12 year old girl, and my blood pressure is 115 over 52 whatever that means. Can somebody tell me the normal or average blood pressure for somebody like me, and explain what the numbers mean. Thanks so much!
Also, I am 5 foot 2...
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That is a perfectly normal number for your age. The top number, or systolic reading is how much pressure is in your arteries at the time your heart is beating. The bottom number or dystolic reading, is how much pressure is in your arteries while your heart is at rest between beats. A normal reading for you may not be normal for someone else. Everyone has their own parameters. I am 38 and my b/p is usually 110/78. So high for me, would be 140/90, but may be someone else's usual b/p. Hope this makes sense to you!  (+ info)

What is the normal blood pressure & its solutions?


Presently, what is the normal blood pressure of adults?

If someone has high blood pressure, what kind of foods should he/she eat? Please elaborate.
Also, what types of exercise is best? Please elaborate.
Also:
1.) will caffeine affect the blood pressure in any way?
2.) how about green tea?
3.) what is a replacement for coffee?
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what is the cure for heart enlargement with chest pain? my blood pressure is normal but my heart beats fast?


ser mam im 23 years of age, im smoking before and drink but i stop it after i got heart enlargement after 9 months i lost 65 pounds from my weight of 230 pounds. my blood pressure is normal but my heart beat fast but my heartrate is normal, sometimes i feel my heart is going to enlarge and then i experience pain. my doctor and my parents, said that it was just psychological . I just lost 65 pounds of my weight but still i experiencing chest pain. i do exercise, balance diet , monitoring of blood pressure, but i experience chest pain. thanks god bless, read the bible always it could help, avoid sins.
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Go to a cardiologist, the specialist in heart conditions. Tell him/her "everything." I mean "everything." I quit smoking 15 yrs ago come this Thanksgiving (2007). Totally rule out a heart problem. Congrats on the weight loss and quitting smoking, and I hope the loss was not in a short time, that could be unhealthy. Tell the Dr. if you are short of breath, weak more quickly than normal, light headed (dizzy), FEEL your heart racing or beating irregularly. Hard to believe you have a "fast" heartbeat and a normal heart "rate". If you have to...change doctors. Preferably a doctor not affiliated with the group your current doctor belongs to. Do not wait, please.  (+ info)

Is it normal to still have pressure feeling from wisdom tooth removal a month ago?


Hi, I had a wisdom tooth removed on 12-12-09. theres still some sensitivity in that area. no more swelling but i still feel some pressure in my lower left jaw. is this normal?
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It's going to be sore for a while. Did you ever look how long the roots are on a wisdom tooth? If you did you would think it should take months for relief !  (+ info)

What is the normal blood pressure for a child?


Hi just wondering what the normal blood pressure range for a 4 yr old. My daughter's was 86/40. Is that ok?
Thanks
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http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.pdf  (+ info)

Is it normal to have lower stomach pressure at 30 weeks pregnant?


I am 30 weeks and 3 days pregnant and i started having lower stomach pressure about 3 hours ago and I'm not sure if its normal or if I should go to the hospital. Any advice?
its not contractions its constant pressure and also im wet. its not leaking.
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It's totally normal! Your baby is dropping lower and putting a ton of pressure on you! I had this really bad because I carried really low!  (+ info)

Is it possible to have poor blood circulation if you have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?


If you have normal heart/pulse rate and normal blood pressure, is it still possible to have poor blood circulation?
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yep, because of irregular blood cells or white blood cells.  (+ info)

Why is my blood pressure normal when I lie on my left side with the cuff on my left arm?


I have high blood pressure. Usually 150's / 100's sometimes higher. I do not take any meds. I noticed the other day that when I take a measurement while lying on my left side that the pressure came back down to completely normal range (115/65). WHY?
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Posture affects blood pressure, the systolic is usually around 8 mmHg lower and the diastolic 5 mmHg lying down compared to sitting. Yours was considerably lower than that but I still think it's physiological. However, it could be due to a number of other factors.
- Did you use the same instrument?
- Is it clinically validated? The mercury sphygmomanometer with a stethoscope is the most accurate but of course difficult to managed by yourself.
- Was it on the same arm as the other times? It should always be measured on the arm that has the highest pressure.
- the 150s/100 - did you measure them yourself or was it at the doctor's office? People tend to get nervous around the doctor which causes the blood pressure to rise - it's called white coat hypertension.  (+ info)

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