Blood Pressure

The pressure exerted by the flowing blood on the walls of the blood vessels is called blood pressure. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. A fall or rise in this blood pressure is a risk factor for developing certain health conditions.

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Kindly have a look at my ECG and explain about BP.

Query: Hello doctor, My ECG is attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I regularly have high BP medicines. At present, my BP is normal.   Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ECG shows that you have a fast heart rate of around 120 bpm (100 is the upper limit normal at rest). This could be because you had the ECG immediately after walking long distance or not had adequate rest before you had the ECG. If this is done at rest (that is at l...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have fluctuating blood pressures?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26 and I have an issue with my blood pressure. It keeps on variating. Sometimes, it is high (150/90, 140/85, 130/90) and sometimes, normal (120/80, 110/60). I want to ask that do I have to consult a doctor and have some test? If yes, can you recommend those tests? Or do you thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to test your blood pressure on a daily basis. The first thing in the morning and night time before you go to bed. You have to be resting for at least five minutes, and no food or drink for 30 minutes. Take the readings for one week. If it is, at the majority of t...  Read Full »

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