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mandeep posted:
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i am 33 years old and just got normal check up & found my BP was 180/108 and pulse rate was 90, pls advise me what to do and what r the reasons, i dont smoke, no alchohal, no meat or mass, i m a pure vegitarian, i m 65 kg with normal weight with good eating habbits with low fat food, is it (180/108) dangerous and why pulse is 90, i hav head aches when i use laptop for long hours, pls advise me properly on this and also recommend me some natural home made tips to reduce it and live a normal life.

thanks Best Regards
Mandeep
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"pulse rate was 90"

Normal resting heart/pulse (H/P) rate in adults is 60-100 beats per minute (BPM). Average resting H/P rate in men is 72-78 BPM and in women is 78-84 BPM. In many, an exercise regimen can lower the resting heart/pulse rate.

"BP was 180/108"

"Is it dangerous"

As reported, The complex human body is usually able to keep blood pressure (BP) within safe/acceptable limits, but sometimes changes in lifestyle, health, side effects from prescription drugs, or changes in metabolism, make this difficult. This can cause the BP to become consistently higher or lower than normal, or just spike up and then drop down.

Compensatory mechanisms that control BP involves changing the diameter of veins and small arteries (arterioles), the amount of blood pumped out from the heart per minute (cardiac output), and the volume of blood in the vessels.

High BP, temporary or chronic, may/can be related to various heart disorders, kidney problems, and sometimes liver, or adrenal gland problems. One's susceptibility to develop it can even be caused by an imbalance somewhere within the body's precise regulating systems.

Normal resting BP in adults is under 120/80 with 115/75 or 110/70 considered as being optimal/ideal. Prehypertension is defined as systolic of 120-139 mmHg and diastolic of 80-89 mmHg. Stage 1 is systolic of 140-159 and diastolic of 90-99. Stage II is systolic of 160-179 and diastolic of 100-109. Stage III is systolic greater than 180 and diastolic greater than 110. Stage IV systolic of 210 and greater, and diastolic of 120 and greater.

Health dangers from blood pressure vary among different age groups and depending on whether systolic or diastolic pressure (or both) is elevated, and for how long.

Elevated blood pressure, isolated diastolic hypertension, isolated systolic hypertension and diastolic/systolic hypertension, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and renovascular disease.

High systolic blood pressure appears as a significant indicator for heart complications, including death, in all ages, but especially in middle-aged and older adults.

High diastolic pressure is a strong predictor of heart attack and brain attack in young adults and in those of any age with essential hypertension, high blood pressure from unknown causes, which occurs in the great majority of cases

Additionally, pulse pressure is important, This is the difference between systolic and diastolic. Usually, the resting (in sitting position) pulse pressure in healthy individuals is 40 mmHg, give or take a bit. A wide or narrow pulse pressure is not good.

Keep ALL known modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely in-check. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

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