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    February 21, 2012
    hi, my husband bp is 151/86 is this high or normal /
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    February 21, 2012

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    February 22, 2012
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    February 21, 2012

    Hi Stars,

     

    A blood pressure of 151/86 mm Hg falls within Stage 1 Hypertension. See categories below.

     

    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!

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

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