Can I Pass Out From High Blood Pressure?

Question

Asked by mommamia

Can I Pass Out From High Blood Pressure?

My blood pressure was 134/92 and my pulse was 96 right before I passed out. Are these numbers any indication of why I would pass out?

Answer

The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories, and your readings fall into the following category:

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).

A blood pressure of 134/92 falls within Stage 1 hypertension. I recommend discussing with your physician to determine if this is related to recent stress and you can work to lower, or if it's something more long term that requires treatment. There are many lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure, and I've included some links below that might be helpful in making these changes for your health:

Have High Blood Pressure? Don't Eat These Foods

7 Lifestyle Strategies to Decrease Your Risk of a Blood Clot

Not Overweight, But Still At Risk for Heart Disease

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN