• mark mark
    April 14, 2011
    my blood pressure is 173/114 and im 39 years am i looking at a stroke or heart attack
    mark mark
    April 14, 2011

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    April 17, 2011
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    April 14, 2011

    Hi Mark,

     

    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!

     

    A blood pressure of 173/114 mm Hg falls within Stage 2 Hypertension and I recommend contacting your physician ASAP for treatment. Your risk for stroke or heart attack depends on your past medical history and current health. I recommend discussing with your physician.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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