• jijil jijil
    January 01, 2014
    What are the symptoms of high blood pressure (170/100)?
    jijil jijil
    January 01, 2014

    When I checked my blood pressure recently, it was 170/100. Now I have neck pain and little pain on my left hand. Why this happening? I used to drink and smoke.

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    January 04, 2014
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    January 04, 2014

    Hi Jiijil,

     

    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 in the very high range. I recommend you contact your doctor to discuss the cause and appropriate treatment.

    Here are some links that might be useful:

    Sunshine to Lower Blood Pressure

    Have High Blood Pressure? Don’t Eat These Foods

    10 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

     


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