Blood Pressure

stirling2

Banned
A question for our resident Medics.....
Why is there an upper and lower figure ?......what is a ''good'' pressure to aim for and maintain ?....I know the upper limit of say 140 is too high but what is a safe lower figure.
Thanx in advance

Stirl
 

andym

War Hero
It really depends on your age to a great deal.HOWEVER 130 to 140/70 to 85 is acceptable for a 40 year old(JUST)
 

Hawkeye

Lantern Swinger
The systolic pressure is the maximum pressure in an artery at the moment when the heart is beating and pumping blood through the body.


The diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure in an artery in the moments between beats when the heart is resting.

Category Systolic (Top number) Normal Less than 120
Prehypertension 120-139
Diastolic (Bottom number) Normal Less than 80
Prehypertension 80-89
High Blood Pressure Systolic
Stage 1 140-159
Stage 2 160 or higher
High Blood Pressure Diastolic
Stage 1 90-99
Stage 2 100 or higher
 
mine was 205/120...Woops...Doc has given me some tabs and suggested I cut back on the booze n fags etc...Oh and also generaly re-invent myself as a greenie tree hugging lettuce eater :shock: :oops:
 

josiecats

War Hero
awwwwwwwwwww blobs..you need somwhere nice to rest your head.. an relax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,that will get your blood pressure down....... :twisted: :twisted:
 

aussiepint

War Hero
wet_blobby said:
mine was 205/120...Woops...Doc has given me some tabs and suggested I cut back on the booze n fags etc...Oh and also generaly re-invent myself as a greenie tree hugging lettuce eater :shock: :oops:

Sorry blobs but going to get mean here :evil: You are a walking stroke/heart attack waiting to happen!!!!!! :sad: GET IT SORTED MATE!!!!!!! Otherwise Pinta will kick your butt!!!! Hawkeye hit it on the head as far as answer to original question.
 

ukdaytona

War Hero
wet_blobby said:
mine was 205/120...Woops...Doc has given me some tabs and suggested I cut back on the booze n fags etc...Oh and also generaly re-invent myself as a greenie tree hugging lettuce eater :shock: :oops:

Did they say how long your on the pills for ???

Im on three lots (been on them for years now) - last review, 2 weeks ago, i asked if they could be reduced as my BP was spot on and the GP refused, problem is that I cant join the Reserves as im on medication and my age is now counting against me - 40 next yr :cry:
 

josiecats

War Hero
golden_rivet said:
Eat an apple every day - good way to start and soon got out of the way!

Stroking pussies is a well known way to reduce blood pressure :lol:
pupies are good for that tooo goldie ............
 
Top