• James James
    January 04, 2009
    my blood pressure is 189/97 should I seek medical attition?
    James James
    January 04, 2009

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 04, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 04, 2009

    Hi James,

     

    Yes, contact your MD as soon as possible for treatment.

     

    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 systolic blood pressure of 189 puts you in the very high range and requires immediate attention.

     

    All the best,

     

    Lisa Nelson, RD
    Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

     


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  • Tracy February 01, 2010
    Tracy
    January 04, 2009

    my bp is currently 139/103...severe headache and blurring vision! can i wait to see the doc or should i be seen immediatley?

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