• auburnfan auburnfan
    November 18, 2010
    Is an average blood pressure of 120/68 and a pulse rate of 70 OK for a 23 year old male?
    auburnfan auburnfan
    November 18, 2010

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    November 21, 2010
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    November 21, 2010

    Hi Auburnfan,

     

    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!

     

    Just keep an eye on your blood pressure periodically to make sure your systolic (top number) is usually below 120. Looks like you are doing well!

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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