• doug doug
    June 16, 2008
    my blood pressure is 151/91, is this a normally high blood pressure???
    doug doug
    June 16, 2008

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 16, 2008
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 16, 2008

    Hi Doug,

     

    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!

    A blood pressure of 151/91 falls within Stage 1 Hypertension (High Range).  I recommend you consult with you MD regarding the best treatment plan. 

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

    Control High Blood Pressure with Diet


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