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Question: is a blood pressure reading 120/78 with a pulse at 100 reasonable. it's not always like this
dome times 12/75 or with a pulse of 75 -60
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your blood pressure values are perfectly normal.

A pulse of 100bpm is a little high, but it is quite reasonable during physical activity or anxiety.

So, in my opinion there is nothing to worry about !

In case of a persistent high heart rate, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate for possible causes:

- a resting ECG
- complete blood count for anaemia
- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid gland dysfunction
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalances.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

In the meantime, I would recommend avoiding caffeine intake and energy drinks, which can increase your heart rate.

Kind regards,

Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist


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is a blood pressure reading 120/78 with a pulse at

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your blood pressure values are perfectly normal. A pulse of 100bpm is a little high, but it is quite reasonable during physical activity or anxiety. So, in my opinion there is nothing to worry about ! In case of a persistent high heart rate, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate for possible causes: - a resting ECG - complete blood count for anaemia - thyroid hormone levels for thyroid gland dysfunction - blood electrolytes for possible imbalances. Hope you will find this answer helpful! In the meantime, I would recommend avoiding caffeine intake and energy drinks, which can increase your heart rate. Kind regards, Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist