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My blood pressure is 148 over 69, how is that?

By Anonymous January 20, 2019 - 4:21pm
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Hello, Anon! Thank you for writing!

A blood pressure reading has a top number (systolic) and a bottom number (diastolic). Normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 or under.

Example: higher-than-normal blood pressure or pre-hypertension, is generally defined as having a systolic reading of 120 to 139 and a diastolic reading of 80 to 89. Higher than this, would then be considered high blood pressure or hypertension. Your bottom number is good. But your upper value is too high.


January 20, 2019 - 4:47pm
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