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

 

All the best,

 

Lisa Nelson, RD
Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

 

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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.

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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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