Is A Blood Pressure Of 148/99 Abnormal For A 23 Year Old Male Who Excercises Regularly

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Asked by Patrick

Is A Blood Pressure Of 148/99 Abnormal For A 23 Year Old Male Who Excercises Regularly

I am a 23 year old male in good physical condition. I had my blood Pressure taken today and it was 148 over 99. is this something i should be concerned with to the point of seeing my primary care doc.

Answer

Hi Patrick,

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 148/99 falls within the Stage 1 Hypertension category. I recommend discussing with your physician.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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