Blood pressure give a hand please!!?
I took the blood pressure at the drug store, this is my result.
I need to know the difference between the Diastolic and Systolic scores and how bad is my blood pressure.
One off blood pressure readings,especially on unreliable store machines are never to be taken as gospel. However 139/65 is not a problem anyway. Why not ask you pratcice nurse to repeat it a few times to bring a more accurate idea of what it really is if you are concerned. Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
Don't use blood pressure gauges within supermarkets or pharmacies; they're rarely well maintained.
Blood pressure reading are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and usually given as 2 numbers. For example, 110 over 70 (written as 110/70).
* The top number is the systolic blood pressure reading. It represents the maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts.
* The bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure reading. It represents the minimum pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest.
Assuming that your blood pressure is correct, the following remarks are offered.
Your blood presure reading--139/65 mmHg. You have get high normal BP. Pulse pressure is 139--65 = 74 mmHg. Optimum pulse pressure is 40 mmHg.
Research suggests that an elevated pulse pressure may be a strong predictor of heart problems, especially for older adults. Generally, a pulse pressure greater than 60 mm Hg is out of the ordinary.
Most normal blood pressures fall in the extent of 90/60 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) to 130/80 mm Hg. But a significant drop, even as little as 20 mm Hg, can cause problems for some people.(dizziness, vertigo, syncope/fainting)
Follow-up recommended: Recheck in one year; adaptation lifestyle.
Consult a cardiologist.
Please note that I am not a medical professional. Source(s): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
Your heart have contractions all the time. Blood pressure (BP) is the force exerted by the blood against the inner wall of the blood vessels. The difference of systolic and diastolic is pulse pressure.
Our kidney is the leading organ that regulates BP. When your BP is lower, kidney will produce hormone to increase or decrease BP (renin, angiotensin I and angiotensin II). Therefore, if your kidney is spoil, your BP will be haywired.
Blood pressure is affected by many lots factors -
age, gender, temperature (both physical and environmental), mood (anger), stress, exercise, haemorrhage, restlessness, infections, position when BP is taken, method of taking BP, medical history, kidney functions, medications, time of the day.....
Pending on how your BP is taken, I would consider the above reading as normal. As i enjoy listed the factors affecting BP.
The BP is considered high ONLY when is documented >140/90mmHg adjectives the time, when adequate steps are taken to rule out false readings.
The correct way of taking BP should be at equal time everyday, the person is at rest for 10mins, and on the left arm with the BP set at chest horizontal.
Please do not take any medications (as all BP regulating medication if taken inappropriately, may be brutal!) until hypertension (high BP) is confirmed by a physician. The underlying cause of hypertension or hypotension (low BP) must be known first.
how many times you took your bp upper slice is high low part is low now if running the store consequently your bp that could off set it ask your doctor about this