My Bllod Pressure Averages 125/65 With An Average Pulse Rate Of 79. Bp Diastolic Being Under 70 Is A Sign Of Low Bp And Is Nearly As Bad A High Bp.

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My Bllod Pressure Averages 125/65 With An Average Pulse Rate Of 79. Bp Diastolic Being Under 70 Is A Sign Of Low Bp And Is Nearly As Bad A High Bp.

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Hi Jackydeals,

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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