Your blood pressure levels will vary during the day and will normally be highest around lunchtime or after exercise and lowest when you are resting or sleeping. Blood pressure is quoted as 2 numbers, the first number known as systolic pressure, is the blood pressure during each heartbeat. The second, known as diastolic, is the blood pressure between beats. The guideline from the British Hypertension Society defines blood pressure of 130/85 or below as normal but say that 120/80 is the optimal. 140/90 is the level used to diagnose high blood pressure. If your blood pressure reading is consistently 140/90 or above this is considered high blood pressure and treatment may be required. The high blood pressure reading can be either a systolic reading of 140 or above, a diastolic reading of 90 or above, or both.
I add a link to a chart to which you may identify
Hope this helps
You found this answer helpful
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]
My uncle is 62 year old and has problems with his blood pressure. Yesterday he was at the hospital and he s blood pressure was fine... a little high but okay. Now, however, it s under 100. for example: the lowest was 84/ 45. The highest was 99/ 62. He is on medication but don t think there working right. On top of that problem he has diabetes and CANCER.... stage 4.... and losing weight. Now that you have this information.... my question is... what is a normal blood pressure for a 62 year old male? And if the cancer and/ or the diabetes are causing it to drop?
I am a 22 year old female. Healthy! 5 2 110 lbs. I have 4 kids. My chest has been hurting for about a week very mildly but i descided to check my blood pressure, and got a machine to do it with from my mom. It is a arm cuff digital machine, and i have tajen it since yesterday frequently in the same position and everything. It is all over the place. this morning it was normal at 115/80 but a pulse of 111 upon waking. then it has been as high as 168 as a top number and as high as 101 as the bottom. There was a few times it was normal. When I felt the worst however (really tired) it was 95/64. My pulse has only been under 100 once and then it was 98.
My blood pressure normally runs 135-146 over 68 to 72. This morning I had it checked and it was 116 on top. I have been feeling light headed for no reason and wondered if that might be why. So I rechecked in about 5 minutes and it was 128/67. It was one of those retail area machines so I asked the pharmacist if it was a good machine and she came out and did hers which came out high for her, so I don t feel like it is the machine. You hear all the time of things making BP go up but what would cause an unusual drop?
I am on 3 15mg tabs. of morphine a day, & a 30mg that is er. at bed. I want to taper off of them, but do not have a lg. quantity left. My pain mgmt. dr. lost his license, & it will be I don t know how long before I can get a new one, & I want to make my supply last that I have left.
Hi I have a BP monitor at home . Right now my reading is 130/86. I have a Bicuspic valve. Today I have been put on a low dose of BP medication after my clinic measured my BP at 151/113. This was taken immediately on arrival at the clinic after walking from the car park and a rather stressfull car journey. Am I right to be concerned about the starting medication on this evidence? .. I have recently had my personel BP monitor calybrated ..AGE 50 thank you
My father has multiple myeloma. he s on his third month of the BiRD treatment right now with Revlmid, biaxin and dexamethazone. his BP has been low this week and tonight has dropped to 101/53. he s weak and can t keep his eyes open and has sever leg cramps. He s been fairly active since on the treatment since this particular regimen can cause blood clots. He s coherent and not dizzy at all. we can t get him to drink much, but we are thinking maybe the low bp is due to dehydration. we can t get ahold of his doctor or nurse right now. should we worry? is there anything we can do to make it come up?
My mother is not feeling well, woke up 3:00am with shakes, couple hours later, vomiting and diahrea...feeling very week...BP 30 min ago 95/54, just moments ago, 101/45...has been able to keep down some soup, couple crackers, diet 7up...my first worry is her BP...?
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...