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Q: i am 27 years old,and my blood pressure is 147/84,is that high or is it normal?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
7/14/09 12:21pm

Hi Tracy,

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


A blood pressure of 147/84 falls within stage 1 hypertension.  I recommend discussing with your physician to determine treatment options.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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skyhigh, Community Member
7/28/09 3:13pm

Hi it is classed as high but your gp can keep an eye on it. I am a 26 year old female with high blood pressure my number started at 220/122 but now on 5 different tabs a day its still at 170/100. Cry

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