Dear Doctor,when I Check My Pressure Was 170/100.no I Have Neck Pain And Littile Pain On My Left Hand.why This Happen

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Asked by jijil

Dear Doctor,when I Check My Pressure Was 170/100.no I Have Neck Pain And Littile Pain On My Left Hand.why This Happen

When I checked my blood pressure recently, it was 170/100. Now I have neck pain and little pain on my left hand. Why this happening? I used to drink and smoke.

Answer

Hi Jiijil,

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 170/100 falls in the very high range. I recommend you contact your doctor to discuss the cause and appropriate treatment.

Here are some links that might be useful:

Sunshine to Lower Blood Pressure

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10 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN