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Q: 20year old with blood pressure of 153/90. concern??

my son is 20 year, and his blod pressure readin is 153/80, and pulse rate is 78. Do I need to be concern?
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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
10/30/08 1:42pm

Hi Jim,


Yes, anytime your average blood pressure is equal to or greater than 120/80 cardiovascular risk is increased.


Ideally, blood pressure should be less than 120/80.  A blood pressure reading between 120-139/80-89 is considered pre-hypertension, and greater than 140/90 is hypertension (high blood pressure). 


I recommend your son take steps to reduce his blood pressure.


Also, discuss his situation with his MD for the most accurate recommendations.


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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