• jim_gulla jim_gulla
    October 30, 2008
    20year old with blood pressure of 153/90. concern??
    jim_gulla jim_gulla
    October 30, 2008
    my son is 20 year, and his blod pressure readin is 153/80, and pulse rate is 78. Do I need to be concern? READ MORE


  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 30, 2008
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 30, 2008

    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

    The Heart of Health - Heart Health and Weight Loss Tips


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