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Q: im 18 and my blood presure is 98 over 59 is that ok or not ok

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12/ 8/10 11:57am

Hi Candice,

 

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!

 

Low blood pressure is defined as a systolic blood pressure (top number) less than 90. Here is more information:

 

Low blood pressure

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By candice martinez, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 12/05/10