• susan james susan james
    January 30, 2009
    my blood pressure just read 184 over 100 should i go to the emergency?
    susan james susan james
    January 30, 2009

    My blood pressure just read 184over100, that's the highest it's ever been. Should I go to the emergency room since my regular doctor's office is closed?

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    February 02, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 30, 2009

    Hi Susan,

     

    A blood pressure of 184/100 is cause for concern and you should seek treatment ASAP. Since you posted your question two days ago, I hope you have since see a physician to determine the best treatment for you.

     

    Here is a great source of information: The Basics of High Blood Pressure

     

    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!

     

    All the best,

     

    Lisa Nelson, RD
    Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

     


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  • kathy December 04, 2010
    kathy
    January 30, 2009

    A BLOOD PRESSURE OF 194 OVER 103 WITH DIARRHEA AND SICK STOMACH. THE PATIENT AS HAD A HEART ATTACH AND A STINT PUT IN ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO.

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