• Ron Ron
    March 14, 2009
    I am 56 years old.my blood presure is 115 over 74Pulse rate 65What do you think
    Ron Ron
    March 14, 2009

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 16, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 16, 2009

    Hi Ron,

     

    I think you're doing well.

     

    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 115 over 74 falls in the normal category. A typical heart rate for an adult is between 60-100 beats per minute.

     

    Keep up the good work!

     

    All the best,
    Lisa Nelson RD
    Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

     


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