• meera meera
    June 27, 2011
    is 150/90 blood pressure too high?
    meera meera
    June 27, 2011
    my dad had dizziness a couple of times and the blood pressure recorded was 150/90.he is 53 yrs old and weighs 70 kg. his height is 5'8''.is this too high to be worried? they took an x-ray and told there is a slight possibility of spontelitis.they suggested for a MRI scan this weekend.is there anything to worry on this. READ MORE

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    June 30, 2011
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    June 30, 2011

    Hi Meera,

     

    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 blood pressure of 150/90 mm Hg falls within Stage 1 hypertension. I recommend your dad follow through with his doctor recommendations to determine potential causes and appropriate treatment if necessary.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

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