20year Old With Blood Pressure Of 153/90. Concern??

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Asked by jim_gulla

20year Old With Blood Pressure Of 153/90. Concern??

my son is 20 year, and his blod pressure readin is 153/80, and pulse rate is 78. Do I need to be concern?

Answer

Hi Jim,

Yes, anytime your average blood pressure is equal to or greater than 120/80 cardiovascular risk is increased.

Ideally, blood pressure should be less than 120/80. A blood pressure reading between 120-139/80-89 is considered pre-hypertension, and greater than 140/90 is hypertension (high blood pressure).

I recommend your son take steps to reduce his blood pressure.

Also, discuss his situation with his MD for the most accurate recommendations.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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