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 How long should someone wait to go on high blood pressure meds if they are having a reading of 184/111? ?
This happened to my friend yesterday. We just checked it at kmart on a machine. Later that night it was over 200/162. What is wrong with the bottom number??
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 why does she need an echocardiogram?
my 4 year old has to see a cardiologist.the doctor said he could hear an abnormal sound in her heart.she has to have an echocardiogram.does this mean there might be something serious wrong with her ...

 lower heart painnnnnnn?
there is pain under my heart, what are the suggestions, im age 14...

 Does your size affect your RESTING heart rate?

 If a doctor restarts your heart, do you remember dying?
Just wondering....

 How soon can you expect an 70 year old to die with heart failure?
i can't wait till that b*otch dies... she was so rude to me and physically harmed me. she caused my infertility problems with pregnancy and caused me so much stress. my fiance's mother.......

 What should you do if your heart explodes?

 This 'problem' with my heart only seems to happen when I am relaxing?
My heart seems to 'miss a beat' or beats almost out of my cheast some times, but not when I am up and about.

It comes and goes but is frightening when it happens.

It ...

 Is blood pressure of 140/100 dangerously high?

 How do they know that smoking is bad for you? Where does the CDC get its info?
They keep on saying on the news that heart disease is the number one cause of death, and smoking is a major risk factor for any type of death. I decided to find out for myself why they say this, and I...

 Answer the blank: High blood pressure is more common and more severe in ________ people.?

 When I speak, I don't have enough breath to finish my sentence. Why? It's worrying me no end!?
I exercise an hour each day (brisk walk), mild hypertensive under medication, 130/95 blood pressure, 56+ years old. I do wake up sometimes from a dream (usually being chased or some frantic event) ...

 can crying too much lead to heart disease?
can crying too much harm your health? i've been crying like 2-4 times a week for months now, you know feeling lonely and i'm just emotional
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or is crying good ...

 if you needed a heart transplant ?
and were told by the doctors that it was nearly compatible to your own heart but it might be rejected would you accept it anyway if you knew with out taking it you would die?...

 HELP very worried about my blood pressure?
My blood pressure is a 100 systolic And im really tired and light headed (dizzy) could anyone tell me is this dangerous ive been to docs and he is writing to hospital Thank-...

 If a guy that was about to die in the electric chair had a heart attack should they save him?

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Jerry, thats correct. I just wanted to see how many people knew that tho ...

 is my blood pressure healthy?
i was just at duane reade and took my BP. the first number was 122 the second was 28 and my pulse was 68. is this good? I'm a 19 year old female
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 Think I'll have a heart attack soon?
My mom had a heart attack at 42. She survived.. scary, though. I know we have heart disease on both sides of the family. What're my chances of a heart attack any time soon if I do not change ...

 Strong random pains in my heart?
Strong random pains in my heart?
I get random strong pain's in my chest (in my heart) from time to time. What could be the cause of this, is it something i should go to a doctor over?

 I'm having a heart attack, how long do I have till I die? And what should I do?

My blood pressure is 105/53, is this good?
I know "normal" is 120/80, but mine's been recorded at 81/53 in the past. Today it was 105/53. I'm 17. Is this a good reading. Note: The reason it's been so low in the past was due to an eating disorder.

90/60 is considered to be a low blood pressure (hypertension). your is pretty close to that so i'd say yeah youve got low BP. pretty close to hypertension.

First reading was quiet low,but second reading is a bit improved.Maybe your eating disorder is improving.but you need to have to have atleast 110/80.so you need a little bit of improvement.just continue the treatment disorder,take good diet,drink lots of water.drink cooffee,tea,lime juice and fruit juices.keep getting your BP checked,if its too low then you will have to get admitted.

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erm im studying tis at A level so i don't think i will be very accurate but i don't know if it's really good but the first number tells you the systolic pressure is how much da heart is contracting and spreading blood the second number is diastolic pressure which is the pressure betweeen heart beats. your systolic pressure is higher than before so it's an improvement right.

Dave 1
It's not abnormal, but if you are concerned then go to your GP to put your mind at ease.

Friedrich Wilhelm
Without headache it's wonderful. Otherwise take a cold shower or drink coffee.

Kat C
It's very low and probably due to the eating disorder. While 120/80 isn't anything to shoot for (it's technically considered pre-hypertensive), you may feel better especially if you can get your systolic (the 53) up higher. I'm always really low, too. I trend at 110/60 but that's genetics. However, I do feel tired and cold and I know that when it's higher, I feel more energized.

Unfortunately, the baroreceptors in our carotid walls (and other arteries) tend to hold on to whatever blood pressure stimulus they've received over time. If the baroreceptors read the low blood pressure consistently over time (and sometimes it only takes a week) it will think this is normal and attempt to maintain it. The same is true for high blood pressure, which is why it's so difficult to control or even change.

So, the best things you can do are exercise (only if your doctor recommends it) and raise your blood pressure a little higher. Very low blood pressure isn't good because any further sudden drops can lead to shock and death (obviously you wouldn't be able to give blood).

It can also be harder on your heart (I would guess you have a higher heart beat, too) because it has to pump faster to push the blood through the arteries because they aren't providing the resistance to propel it. This can cause heart enlargement among other things. Check out the Mayo Clinic website for more information on what this means and how to fix it. I hope this helps and good luck!

its ok really-there is nothing wrong with being a little off the average

Happy- Go
Mine is low too....your fine !!!

So long as you do not have any side effects from a low BP such as dizziness then this is absolutely fine. Just make sure you are drinking enough.

Can I just say that a low BP is HYPOtension not hypertension (which is high blood pressure) like "sdoo2ll" said.

And "Kat C" the first reading is called systolic and second reading is diastolic, not the other way around.

well, its normal, just keep eating healthy and enough each day, still get exercise, and you'll be ok! mine is 110/61, so its cool! :)

sistolically is good diastolically is low eating less can cause hypotension

Low blood pressure is always better than a high one. Only worry if it drops really low. Mine is also low and I am glad. If you feel fine do not worry. If you get dizzy spells, or feel tired all the time let your doctor know.

Yes it's good. Mine is 100/60 normally and I'm 29 y/o. As long as your MD isn't concerned you're good.

the blood pressure is fine. young people normally have a low bp. it may also be low if your dehydrated. make sure you drink plenty

That's absolutely fine, it's about what would be expected for a girl your age. Blood pressure rises slightly as we get older, so it's normal for a 17-year-old to be at the lower end of the normal range.

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