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Q: is 129/103 with pulse of 92 bad??

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
2/22/09 1:11pm

Hi Tony's Wifey,


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



You fall within the very high range, due to your diastolic (bottom) blood pressure number being above 100 mm Hg.  Consult your MD immediately for treatment options. 


A typical adult heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute.  You're heart rate of 92 falls within this range.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Nima, Community Member
3/ 6/09 1:43am

What lisa is forgetting to mention here is that your Average BP during a 24 hour period

should fall within those ranges for you to be categorized in any one of them.  Taking

your BP once and believing that you belong to one of those categories is a very wrong assumption.


if you meant this is your average, then yes. time to see a doc

tim88, Community Member
4/ 5/11 5:55pm

Yes, you are prehypertensive. SBP (systolic)of  120-139 mmHg or DBP (diastolic)80 to 89 mmHg in considered to be prehypertensive. Stage 1. hypertension is   SBP 140-159 mmHg, or DBP of 90-99 mmHg, or both. Stage 2.  This includes those with SBP higher than or equal to 160 mmHg, or DBP higher than or equal to 100 mmHg, or both. The higher your BP is more you put yourself at risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or kidney disease. Additional risk factors are: lack of excercise, tobacco or cigarette smoking,having hypertension, family history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and having high BMI.

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By Tony's Wifey, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/07/14, First Published: 02/17/09