• Jawahar Jawahar
    March 23, 2009
    my blood pressure is 120/93 and pulse rate is 115. is it ok
    Jawahar Jawahar
    March 23, 2009

    about 5 days back my BP was 175/105 and pulse rate was 105 after that i go to doctor. he give me medicine to control bp. now my bp is 123/93 and puse rate as i checked in the morning was 115

    please advise me what step should i take

     

    my e-mail id is jawahar.sharma@gmail.com

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 23, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 23, 2009

    Hi Jawahar,

     

    Here is a great source of information: The Basics of High Blood Pressure

     

    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!

     

    So, while your blood pressure at 123/93 is improved, you are still not within the ideal range of below 120/80. A diastolic (bottom) number of 93 actually puts you within the Stage 1 Hypertension - High Range. Continue to work with your MD to determine the most effective treatment. I also recommend you make diet and lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure naturally and reduce your dependence on medication.

     

    You can learn more about diet and lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure here.

     

    All the best,
    Lisa Nelson RD
    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

     


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