• Kathy Kathy
    August 17, 2009
    My blood pressure today was 145/89 and pulse 70. Is that ok?
    Kathy Kathy
    August 17, 2009

    My co-worker's blood pressure was 111/54 with pulse of 92.  We were wondering why her pulse is higher with a low blood pressure and mine was lower with a higher blood pressure.  I take medication to lower my blood pressure.  Are we Ok?  I am 51, she is 23.

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 19, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 17, 2009

    Hi Kathy,


    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 systolic (top number) blood pressure of 145 puts you in the Stage 1 hypertension range.  I recommend being checked by your physician.  A blood pressure of 111/54 is within normal.

     

    Here is an article that discusses blood pressure and heart rate:

     

    The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

     


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