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Is blood pressure of 150/70 something to worry about?
I recenlty visited hospital (so was a bit worried/stressed) they took my blood pressure and it was 150/70 they didn't seem worried but I am overweight and it seemed a bit high! Should I be seriously concerned or not?
Actually, 150/70 is not high at all. I'd buy a blood pressure monitor so you can check your blood pressure at home. You can get one at Wal-Mart for around $30. If it consistently stays above 140/80, I'd go back to the doctor. They may put you on a mild blood pressure medicine, such as Ziac. If it ever spikes to something around, say, 180+/90+, I'd try to see a doctor fairly soon.
No your bottom number isnt that important if the numbers are close together then you have somthing to worry about
it's a little high, but not a real problem. the basic rule of thumb is your age + 100 for a male or age + 90 for a woman. that would be the top number. In my honest opinion, anything over 0/0 is a good thing! This is based on being a retired paramedic(8 years working in EMS)
yeah it is something to worry about!
That's high! Could be the stress. Do new measurements when you're calm and relaxed.
Just get it checked once a week for a while and see what you get. It can fluctuate greatly for various reasons.
Your distolyic (lower number) is perfect. The systolic (or
top number) is extremely elevated...it could have been due
to exertion, white-coat syndrome (people's blood pressure
readings are usually higher taken at the Dr's office as
opposed to out of a clinical setting)..the systolic is a
good indicator of stress/and is a warning light to slow
down, relax and develop coping skills.
are you male or female? It differs from person to person, what is normal or not. But it's not "too high" yet, especially if you were under a little stress. It's always higher when we visit a doctor, even if we think we're relaxed. The bottom number is great ... the top could be a little lower, but it's ok where it is.
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. It results from two forces, one is created when the heart pumps blood into the arteries and through the circulatory system. The other is the arteries resisting the flow of blood.
The higher (systolic) represents the heart contracting and the lower (diastolic)is the heart relaxing between beats. A blood pressure of 120/80 is considering optimal for adults over the age of 18. A blood pressure of 140 over 90 is considered hypertension. Yours of 150/70 is considered mild high and many factors affect blood pressure, one of which is weight. Others are stress, salt intake, exercise, race, age and alcohol consumption among others. 150/70 is not terribly high but then again the higher the number the greater the risk to good health. Not being a physician, my advice would be assess your lifestyle and have it checked again. Don't stress yourself out before visiting your clinic and ask questions that concern you, they are the best resource since they have your health history. You can also visit www.americanheart.org, which is considered one of the top online resources for a healthy heart.