What Happens If My Pressure Is 147/109. Should I Worry. I Am All Clamy

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What Happens If My Pressure Is 147/109. Should I Worry. I Am All Clamy

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Hi Fletcher,

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 diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) greater than 100 puts you in the very high range. I encourage you to seek treatment as soon as possible. If you are already taking blood pressure medication, contact your physician. Your medication may need to be adjusted.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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