• nikki nikki
    March 20, 2009
    My blood pressure readings are always low, e.g 108 over 60, 110 over 64. Should I be alarmed?
    nikki nikki
    March 20, 2009

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

    Hi Nikki,


    No need to be worried, your blood pressure is very good.


    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!

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson, RD
    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

     


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