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Q: Is blood pressure of 150/115 of immediate concern when having a bad migraine

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6/30/11 5:43pm

Hi Msboyer86,

 

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 150/115 mm Hg falls with in the Stage 2 Hypertension category.  If your blood pressure is typically within normal limits this elevation is likely connected to your migraine. However, I recommend you contact your physicians to discuss your elevated blood pressure and determine what steps you should take to lower your levels.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By msboyer86, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/30/11, First Published: 06/28/11