• Mehmed Subasic Mehmed Subasic
    December 20, 2011
    my blood preasure is 178 over 67 is that bad if it is why is that
    Mehmed Subasic Mehmed Subasic
    December 20, 2011

    im 17 years old i eat right dont get alot of exercise

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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    December 20, 2011

    Hi Mehmed Subasic:

     

    Here is the American Heart Association guidelines:

     

    Normal-Systolic: less than 120 and Diastolic: less than 80

    Prehypertension-Systolic: 120-139 or Diastolic: 80-89 High Blood Pressure

    Stage I-Systolic: 140-159 or Diastolic: 90-99 High Blood Pressure

    II-Systolic: 160 or higher or Diastolic: 100 or higher

    Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency Care Needed)-Systolic: Higher than 180 or Diastolic: Higher than 110.

     

    "If your blood pressure reading is higher than normal, your doctor may take several readings over time and/or have you monitor your blood pressure at home before diagnosing you with high blood pressure. A single high reading does not necessarily mean that you have high blood pressure. However, if readings stay at 140/90 mm Hg or above (systolic 140 or above OR diastolic 90 or above) over time, your doctor will likely want you to begin a treatment program. Such a program almost always includes lifestyle changes and often prescription medication for those with readings of 140/90 or higher."

     

    Hope this helps you out,

    Take care,

    Tara


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