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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    February 22, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    February 17, 2009

    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

                Perfect!

     

    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

    Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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  • Nima March 06, 2009
    Nima
    February 17, 2009

    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

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  • tim88 April 05, 2011
    tim88
    February 17, 2009

    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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