I Am 23 Years Old. My Blood Pressure Is 150 Over 85. Is That Good Or Bad?

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Asked by luis

I Am 23 Years Old. My Blood Pressure Is 150 Over 85. Is That Good Or Bad?

When I get surprised I feel pressure in my hands and feet. Today at work I started feeling dizzy,taking short breaths, blurred vision and a headache

Answer

Hi Luis,

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 150/85 falls within the Stage 1 Hypertension category. I recommend discussing yoru blood pressure and symptoms with your doctor.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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