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

    Hi Kelly,

     

    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 diastolic (bottom) blood pressure number of 100 puts you in the very high range and you should consult your MD to determine the best treatment option.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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