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Q: my bp is 130/100 am i normal

i had giddiness two days before and i feel that air is not sufficient for me . i am 38 yrs and  i get tensed up easily is this the reason for this bp level. i had facial palse some 3 years before is this any way connected. what should be the normal level and what should i do to lower my bp

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
1/24/09 7:03pm

Hi aaaaaa,


The ideal blood pressure is less than 120/80, so at 130/100 you are high. A diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 100 is actually considered very high and I recommend you consult your MD ASAP.


Also, check out this article for steps you can take to lower high blood pressure:
High Blood Pressure: 9 Steps to Rein in Skyrocketing Numbers

Here's a link to more information on lifestyle changes that will lower blood pressure:


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD
Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally


Michael Levine, Community Member
1/22/11 8:21pm

An "expert" that claims that a 100 DIA is "very high" should go back to school. 130/100 is high, it's actually the very beginning of stage 2, closer to mild high blood pressure..Far from "very high".. Stop giving people high blood pressure with your exagerated criterias.

timothy bennett, Community Member
12/15/11 12:40am

Thank you! ;) I had a nurse today that almost Gave me a heart attack! My reading was 130/100, my lower number has never been over 90 before. She said OMG thats really high and i must tell the doc immediately! (?) I was a nervous wreck after this! Doc then comes in and says no big deal, u may have eaten something really salty. I had had a medium size frozen pepperoni pizza late night before. So apparently I'm not gonna die tomorrow but we will check again next month to be sure;>

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By aaaaaaaaaaa, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/02/14, First Published: 01/23/09