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Q: my blood pressure is 120/93 and pulse rate is 115. is it ok

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


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/23/09 11:42am

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


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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By Jawahar, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/30/14, First Published: 03/23/09