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Is blood pressure of 148/52 a cause for concern?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015
Question: My blood pressure is 148/52

My bottom is always about 80 to 100 points lower than the top. Is that a concern?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no concern

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You have taken your blood pressure today and the diastolic number is 52. That is not a problem. This just tells me that during the resting phase of your heart beat the overall pressure is low and hence relaxed and healthy.

The top number is still a bit high with the goal being less than 140 but preferred less than 120 if possible.

At this point I would recommend low salt diet, loss weight if your are overweight and exercise daily.

I hope this answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can high Uric acid cause kidney stones?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ocassionally

Detailed Answer:
High uric acid can occasionally cause kidney stone but calcium is the most common source for kidney stones. High uric acid more commonly causes gout.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is blood pressure of 148/52 a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: no concern Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You have taken your blood pressure today and the diastolic number is 52. That is not a problem. This just tells me that during the resting phase of your heart beat the overall pressure is low and hence relaxed and healthy. The top number is still a bit high with the goal being less than 140 but preferred less than 120 if possible. At this point I would recommend low salt diet, loss weight if your are overweight and exercise daily. I hope this answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions