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Old 05-01-05, 01:56 PM
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Medically inclined otters- blood pressure readings:

What are the numbers ??

ie my blood pressure is 126/61 with a bpm of 72.

I know the bpm part, but can someone explain the 126/61 ??

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Old 05-01-05, 04:01 PM
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The 126 is your systolic pressure, i.e. the pressure exerted against your blood vessel walls during a heart contraction. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, i.e. the pressure exerted on the blood vessel walls when the heart is at rest.
120/80 is normal, if you're very athletic 110/70 is a bit more typical. Hypertension (high BP) is diagnosed when your reading is above 140/90 for three consecutive readings.

It looks like you're in pretty good shape.
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I dont know a whole lot about it, but that bottom number seems pretty low??
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Old 05-01-05, 06:34 PM
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good numbers, figured your bpm would be lower. Always important to get several readings to allow for any type of fluctuation.
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Old 05-01-05, 06:39 PM
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What bigsoos said. A good BP Test is taking readings when you're standing, sitting, and moments in-between.
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