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Q: 16 year old bp of 145/85

My daughter who is 16 years old donated blood today, she had a blood pressure reading of 145/85 and a heart rate of 116, is this considered high? Is it something I should be worried about? What should I do?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
11/14/09 12:49pm

Hi Curious,

 

The average blood pressure for a 16 year-old girl is around 111/60 mm Hg.  I recommend discussing her elevated blood pressure and heart rate with her physician to determine treatment options.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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