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Q: My blood pressure is 119/82 and my pulse rate is 86. My weight is 69.4 kg. My endocrinologist thinks I have Addisons Disease. So is this low, high, normal? And what do I do if it is high or low?

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7/ 2/11 11:40am

Hi Wantstoknow,


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
Sudden rise in bp


A blood pressure of 119/82 mm Hg falls within the prehypertension range. However, I recommend checking your blood pressure a few different times to see if this is your average reading. If so, I recommend looking into diet and lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure level back within normal.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By wantstoknow, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/02/11, First Published: 07/01/11