Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

177 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

My Pulse rate is 88/Min and Blood Pressure is 123/70.Is it Normal?

My Pulse rate is 88/Min and Blood Pressure is 123/70. I am Stressed. Is it Normal? Well I ve ben suffering from panic attacks from a couple of months. Well can t control my anxiety. Whenever I want to check the blood pressure or pulse rate it elevates. What Can I do? I am 19 Years old. Is it normal?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
Panic, anxiety and stress all work to increase your blood pressure and heart rate. Standing typically causes a dramatic increase in a short time. Any physical activity can increase it as well. A full bladder, smoking, alcohol and being sedentary most of the time can increase your BP and/or HR. Here is the facts of BP levels: 120/80 or lower is normal blood 120 to 139 for the top number, or 80 to 89 for the bottom number is prehypertension 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure Here is the low-down on HR: New born and infants 100 to 160 bpm Children 1 to 10 years 70 to 120 bpm Children over 10/Adults/Seniors 60 to 100 bpm Well-trained Athletes 40 to 60 bpm So, your HR isn't so bad, unless like me you have already had a problem (see my profile). Since you say your paniced a lot it is not suprising that your BP checks high, though it's not really all that high. I don't see this as a problem for you. This is just one reading. Several readings are required by a doctor (which I'm not) before they can make the diagnosis of high BP. When I forget my BP med, my BP will jump to the High 120's/High 80'S and my HR ranges from mid 70's to upper 90's. With my med I get BP readings as low as 102/58 and HR as low as 57. But I'm in pretty good physical shape having lost 30-40 pounds and taken a job lifting heavy boxes for 10 hours a night plus lifting weights and cycling 3-4 times a week. Exercise and proper diet are your best friends when it come to heart health. Your at a great age to develope the "good" habits needed for a long and healthy life. For now, I think your fine. But you may want to see if your doctor can help with the Panic/Anxiety Attacks. Wish you the best, Terry
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Is this an normal blood pressure ? 20 year old male? I went into a CVS and used there blood pressure thingy. First reading was 107/75 heart rate 83. The 2 reading was 95/72. heart rate 89. ( which I got up and walked around for a min and then did it the 2 time so idk if that made a diff ) I m 20 years old male. 5,9 129lbs. Good health. When I was at the doctors last time it was like 127/88 , I have bad anxiety. They also took blood that day and came back normal. Thanks Thanks! J.b

doctor1 MD

Hi i recently stoped takin b/p medvery small dose i would cut my pill in half my b/p has been controlled this week from 110/70 to 124/76 my concern is when i am exercing when i start running after walkin for 15 min i feel my heart beat to fast nd i start feelin weak i checkd after i was done and it was 134/80 nd pulse was 130 is it normal?

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... my blood pressure over the last few weeks has been between 100 and 110 the top number and 55 to 65 on the low number with a pulse from 70 to 90. am wondering if these numbers are within normal range. I am a 72 yr. old male who also walks 30 to 45 mins. everyday.

Recent questions on  Anxiety

doctor1 MD

good morning would like to know i have high blodd pressure usually 145/85..but it drastically change for severaldays to 160/101 at 11pm last night then around 1am it was 170/105 what should i do should i worry go to dr or hospital.i know i feel my heart beat fast tired and also both of my legs numb like bad circulation problem..

doctor1 MD

most nights i seem to have a problem sleeping as my heart seems to be beating too fast and once ive set my mind on it it doesn t stop. to begin with i had panic attacks as i smoke marajuana and im quite a stressed individual but now my chest hurts regularly, and when i try fall asleep at night i ll be woken up all of a sudden struggling for breath. even after a walk or just going out with some friends my heart starts to pound, i m really really worried, if i know i can t die because of it i d be so much more relaxed but i m sure it s something more than a panic attack.

doctor1 MD

my heart is pounding really hard. it s been doing it for about two days now. i have had panic attacks, it doesn t feel like a panic attack. it s kind of scaring me. should i go to the hospital or is it more than likely just a new kind of panic attack that i haven t experienced yet?

doctor1 MD

I have been having a tightness in my chest and a feeling of heaviness for about 2 hours now. It also feels a little tight in my throat and I feel as though I cannot get as much air in my lunges as usual. This has happened to me before and last time was a few weeks ago when I was on holiday... could this be something to do with the heat? Just before the feeling came on I was eating chocolates - I m wonder if this has affected my sugar levels or blood pressure perhaps. I am trying not to panic as I am wondering is this a panic attack without me realising its one?? Thank you for reading, hope you can help . Sara

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am a bit concerned about the dose of lorazepam that i take. 1mg split in 0.5 morning and evening. It's been 1 month since i started this treatment, along with 10 mg of Cipralex . My psychiatrist said to stay another month on lorazepam due to...

doctor1 MD

I have fluttering in My upper stomach while sitting. Don't notice while standing. It appears worse when I breath out. Does not hurt just flutters

doctor1 MD

I just got a recall back from a mammogram app. I'm very scared, what could it be if not cancer?