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Old 11-06-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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What is a normal blood pressure?

What is a normal blood pressure

When I recently went to the doctor for an exam my blood pressure was like 140/70

Is 70 too low for the bottom number or is that normal range?

 
Old 11-06-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

Optimal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80 or below.

Your top # (the 140) was probably a little elevated because you were in a doctor's office... ( It's called "white coat"hypertension ... caused by anxiety or stress..)

The word "hypertension" in this case is really a misnomer, since it is a temporary spike).

I bet it's perfect when you are at home and /or relaxed.

Your bottom # is gorgeous.

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Old 11-06-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

140/70 in a doctor's office is just FINE!

 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

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What is a normal blood pressure
"Normal" BP is less than 120/80.
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When I recently went to the doctor for an exam my blood pressure was like 140/70

Is 70 too low for the bottom number or is that normal range?
I'd be more concerned about the 140 than the 70. The 70 is absolutely perfect. And, the 140 is more likely caused be anxiety at the Dr.'s office. Did the Dr. say anything about it?

Also, from your posts on other boards, I gather that you are taking atenolol for MVP. And, you also mentioned stomach problems. I don't mean to stir things up here. But, I recall reading about others with this complaint here.

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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

At the docs. office mine can be 134/80 on the 1st reading & 120/78 on the second. It is usually 116/66 away from him. It sounds like mind white-coat.

 
Old 11-08-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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Each person is different. My drs would be HAPPY to see my bp 130/80. It is usually above that. On five different meds i was able to get it to 113/70, but i didn't feel well.

 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:39 AM   #7
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

My personal feeling is that it messes with your normal body chemistry & makes you feel worse than before. If my unmedicated B/P was 137-77 for instance & I had a few spikes once in a while, it is normal. Now at 116/66, I don't feel normal. I feel better at 135/85 than at 120/80. I don't know what to say.

 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:28 PM   #8
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

Mine was running average of 160/100 . Then Iwas put on Topral XL and now average about 140/ 80. I feel much better these days. I am a 34 yr. old female and mine is caused from the Prednisone I'm on for my liver illness.

 
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

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Each person is different. My drs would be HAPPY to see my bp 130/80. It is usually above that. On five different meds i was able to get it to 113/70, but i didn't feel well.
I believe that some ppl have a BP above 120/80 and it is totoally normal for them. I can agree with saying "generally, it should be 120/80 or less" -- but, some ppl feel like **** when it's that low. Thus, it can't be good.

 
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

Hi! This is my first post on the healthboards!

I have a question about what is considered LOW BP?

Mine ranges anywhere from 117/65 to sometimes as low as 95/65?

Is this dangerous?

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Old 11-11-2004, 07:55 AM   #11
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Re: What is a normal blood pressure?

That's a perfect range. I believe 90/60 is considered low blood pressure. But, low blood pressure isn't normally considered a problem unless there are symptoms. The thinking is the lower the better.

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