My Blood Pressure Was On 12/1/2012 138/81 Pulse 103 On 12/3/2012 It Was 128/81 Pulse Was 101 Is That Bad Or Normal

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Asked by Vizet L. Peartree

My Blood Pressure Was On 12/1/2012 138/81 Pulse 103 On 12/3/2012 It Was 128/81 Pulse Was 101 Is That Bad Or Normal

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Hi Vizet L. Peartree:

American Heart Association Recommendations are as follows:
Normal-Systolic: less than 120 and Diastolic: less than 80
Prehypertension-Systolic: 120-139 or Diastolic: 80-89 High Blood Pressure
Stage I-Systolic: 140-159 or Diastolic: 90-99 High Blood Pressure
Stage II-Systolic: 160 or higher or Diastolic: 100 or higher
Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency Care Needed)-Systolic: Higher than 180 or Diastolic: Higher than 110.

Normal Pulse Range in Adults: 60-100 beats per minute.

Your readings are a little on the high side. Make sure you are taking your vitals at rest. You can review your vitals with your physician at your next check-up. You can also call your doctors office and express yoiur concerns.

Take care,

Tara, RN