• celeste celeste
    May 02, 2009
    my blood pressure was 140 over 100
    celeste celeste
    May 02, 2009

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 04, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 04, 2009

    Hi Celeste,


    The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

     

    Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension

    Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high

    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher

    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

     

    High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension

    Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg

    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg

    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

     

    Caution Range - Prehypertension

    Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg

    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg

    Take action!

     

    Normal Range - Normal

    Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg

    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg

    Perfect!

     

    Your blood pressure of 140/100 falls within the very high range and warrants treatment ASAP. I encourage you to consult your physician.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson, RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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