What is a blood pressure reading during aerobic exercise?

Answer The top number in a blood pressure reading indicates artery pressure at the moment of a heartbeat; the bottom number indicates pressure in the space between beats. Because your heart rate increases... Read More »

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What does a systolic blood pressure reading of 148 and diastolic reading of 55 mean in an elderly patient?

Your grandma's blood pressure reading is 148/55 mmHg. She has got stage 1 hypertension (Isolated systolic hypertension). Isolated systolic hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure that is abo... Read More »

Is blood pressure lower after exercise?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force exerted on blood vessels by the pumping of blood from the heart. While there are no immediate blood-pressure benefits from exercise, over time regular e... Read More »

How much can I lower my blood pressure with exercise?

According to Dr. Dean Ornish, a single exercise session can help to lower blood pressure by as much as 5 to 7 mg of mercury. Whether it is a light walk or a trip to the gym, maintaining a healthy l... Read More »

Is it possible to get your blood pressure under control with diet and exercise?

It depends on what your blood pressure is. If you are pre-hypertension (BP 120-139/80-89), then no drugs are needed and life style changes may help lower it. However, if you are stage 1 hypertensio... Read More »