What Does It Mean If My Blood Preasure This Morning Was 136/65

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Asked by April

What Does It Mean If My Blood Preasure This Morning Was 136/65

feel dizzy if move to fast and had bouts where when perfectly still the room is moving, feel tired. but I have a underactive thyroid

Answer

Hi April,

I recommend discussing your symptoms with your physician.

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 136/65 mm Hg falls within the prehypertension range.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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