• aaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa
    January 23, 2009
    Could my stress lead to a high blood pressure level?
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    January 23, 2009

    I get tensed up and stressed quite easily and my blood pressure spikes to 130/100. Is my stress causing this high level? What can I do to lower my level?

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 24, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 24, 2009

    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:
    http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/lifestyle.html?ic=4019

     

    All the best,

     

    Lisa Nelson, RD
    Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

     

    • Michael Levine
      January 22, 2011
      Michael Levine
      January 22, 2011

      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.

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    • timothy bennett
      December 15, 2011
      timothy bennett
      December 15, 2011

      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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