• jacksondrew jacksondrew
    April 01, 2010
    i have blood pressure of 170/100 what does this mean
    jacksondrew jacksondrew
    April 01, 2010

    i have recntly been informed by my doctor that my present blood pressure is 170/100

     

    What does this mean?  I have no history of high blood pressure. It does not exist in my family

     

    What could be the causes and remedies

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 03, 2010
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 03, 2010

    Hi Jacksondrew,

     

    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 170/100 falls into the very high range. Here is some information you may want to review:


    Causes of High Blood Pressure

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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