What is a high systolic&diastolic blood pressure?

Answer You measure blood pressure using two numbers, the systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure measures your blood pressure as your heart beats and diastolic pressure measures the blood pressure betwe... Read More »

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High systolic low diastolic blood pressure?

The difference between your systolic (the number on top of your BP, the 139) and the diastolic (the # on the bottom, 61) is called the pulse pressure. Normal pulse pressure is 40.High pulse pressu... Read More »

What is the target range for systolic&diastolic blood pressure?

According to the National Institute of Health, the normal target range for systolic pressure is less than 120. The normal target for diastolic pressure is less than 80. Consult your physician if y... Read More »

What does a small margin between systolic&diastolic blood pressure mean?

Blood pressure is the force of blood moving through the arteries in your body. When a person's blood pressure is taken, it is measured by two numbers--the systolic pressure and the diastolic pressu... Read More »

High systolic blood pressure but low diastolic, 137/55 is this bad (10 points)?

At 18, those reading are just fine. BP are different at various times for all kinds of reasons, so in order to know if you are at a good rate, take it several times and then get an average.If you ... Read More »