My 12 Years Old Girl Her Blood Pressure At The Dr Was 102 Over 80 Is That Good Or Bad. Blood Pressure Mechine And Its Read 105 Over 65-64

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My 12 Years Old Girl Her Blood Pressure At The Dr Was 102 Over 80 Is That Good Or Bad. Blood Pressure Mechine And Its Read 105 Over 65-64

Took her to the drs today for a checke up and they said her blood pressure was up is that good or bad

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Hi Shorty,

Here's a link to a blood pressure chart for children - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.pdf

According to the chart an average 12 year-old girl blood pressure is ~105/62. A reading of 102/80 means the diastolic (bottom number) is elevated. I recommend discussing with her physician further to determine if there is any action you need to take and to discuss monitoring her blood pressure. . . maybe it was a one time occurence related to nerves at the MD office. Worth investigating further.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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