My Blood Pressure Is 151/91, Is This A Normally High Blood Pressure???

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Asked by doug

My Blood Pressure Is 151/91, Is This A Normally High Blood Pressure???

Answer

Hi Doug,

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 151/91 falls within Stage 1 Hypertension (High Range). I recommend you consult with you MD regarding the best treatment plan.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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