Nadia I Am 47, Not On Any Medication For High Blood Pressure. I Do Have Seasonal Alergy And Today My Blood Pressure Read 127/95/79. Is My Blood Pressure High? What Action Should I Take.

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Nadia I Am 47, Not On Any Medication For High Blood Pressure. I Do Have Seasonal Alergy And Today My Blood Pressure Read 127/95/79. Is My Blood Pressure High? What Action Should I Take.

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Nadia:

Do you know if the bottom number of you blood pressure was 95 and you pulse was 79? Either way, you are at a point to where you should monitor you blood pressure. If you can take it daily, approximately same time every day, that would be best. After monitoring your blood pressure for 1-2 weeks you will have a better idea of what your blood pressure normally is. If it falls in the 120/80 range or less you are okay just continue monitoring it. If it is greater than that call your doctor so you can visit with him further about your medical management.

It is natural to have fluctuation in you blood pressure throughout the day. Dr. Mark Houston touched on fluctuating blood pressures in high answer to question #6 - Dr. Mark Houston Answers Your Top Heart Health Questions .

Take care,

Tara, RN

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!