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My blood pressure is as of today 163/84. Why is that the difference between diastolic and systolic is very large? Is not the difference should be about 40 or so ? I am 74.

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Asked by venu gopal, 26 Sep '10 05:27 pm
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You may be having blockages in the artery. Get a 2D Echo done and see what is your EF%. If it is above 55%, you are normal. if it is less than 50%, you can be a potential heart patient.
Answered by Subramanya, 26 Sep '10 05:54 pm

 
  
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Your diastolic pressure(84) is quite normal, whereas, Systolic pressure (163) is very high and it is due to over hypertension level which is more dangerous.

What is hypertension? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is classified as a blood pressure measurement of 140/90 mmHg or above. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension affects nearly one out of every three Americans. Hypertension is a major risk factor associated with many cardiovascular diseases and plays a significant role in the progression of congestive heart failure, stroke, heart attacks, kidney failure, and premature death. Factors that contribute to the prevalence of hypertension are smoking, stress, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and limited physical activity.

So better to consult a good doctor immediately for the needed treatment.
Answered by gkr, 26 Sep '10 05:40 pm

 
  
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