• tracy tracy
    July 13, 2009
    i am 27 years old,and my blood pressure is 147/84,is that high or is it normal?
    tracy tracy
    July 13, 2009

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    July 14, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    July 13, 2009

    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
    Perfect!

     

    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

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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  • skyhigh July 28, 2009
    skyhigh
    July 13, 2009

    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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