Blood Pressure Of 135 Over 85 With Chest Pains & Shortness Of Breath?

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Asked by cowgirlup4

Blood Pressure Of 135 Over 85 With Chest Pains & Shortness Of Breath?

Answer

Hi cowgirlup4,

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 135/85 falls within the prehypertension range. You should consult your MD to determine the best treatment option for you.

Now, the symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. I recommend discussing with your MD and reviewing the following two posts related to heart attack signs specific to women:

What are the Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women?
The Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke - Re-Visited

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD
Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN