• lynndajoi lynndajoi
    July 03, 2009
    what does a 144/62 with a resting pulse of 67 mean
    lynndajoi lynndajoi
    July 03, 2009

    I had a reading of 144/62 with a resting pulse of 67. I was having symptons of palpatations at the time.

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  • Lisa Nelson
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    July 03, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    July 03, 2009

    Hi Lynndajoi,

     

    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!

     

    So, your systolic reading of 144 puts you in the stage 1 hypertension category.  If you're not diagnosed with high blood pressure, I recommend being evaluated by your physician.

     

    Typical adult heart rates range between 50-100, with the average being around 70 beats per minute.  Typically, the lower your heart rate the better.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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