• Msdroid Msdroid
    April 09, 2010
    I'm 35 and my blood pressure use to be very low, .
    Msdroid Msdroid
    April 09, 2010

    over the last couple of months I've noticed that it has gradually gotten higher, it is now 137/82 with a pulse rate of 108, nothing has changed in my day to day living, what could cause this, and should I be concerned?

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 09, 2010
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 09, 2010

    Hi Msdroid,

     

    Yes, a gradual rise in blood pressure is reason for concern. I recommend contacting your physician for an evaluation to determine the cause and steps you can take to return your blood pressure to normal levels.

     

    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

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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