My Blood Pressure Readings Are Always Low, E.g 108 Over 60, 110 Over 64. Should I Be Alarmed?

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Asked by nikki

My Blood Pressure Readings Are Always Low, E.g 108 Over 60, 110 Over 64. Should I Be Alarmed?

Answer

Hi Nikki,

No need to be worried, your blood pressure is very good.

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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