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

Answer 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 »

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What is a high systolic&diastolic blood pressure?

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 »

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 »

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 could cause high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

Need to know when the blood pressure was taken, under what circumstances, whether it was done with a calibrated machine, etc.One blood pressure reading is meaningless. A TREND of blood pressure rea... Read More »