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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    September 06, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    September 06, 2009

    Hi Blanche,


    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 160/120 falls within the very high range - Stage 3 hypertension.  I recommend you contact your physician to discuss appropriate treatment options.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

     


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  • Srinivas May 12, 2010
    Srinivas
    May 12, 2010

    My doctor tells me it is. But I have been living with this atleast 5 years (that was when I checked in Walmart)

     

    He gave me Targit, a capsule a day and asked me to make lifestyle changes.

     

     

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