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What does150/100 blood pressure mean

By Anonymous October 9, 2018 - 2:59pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

High blood pressure is abnormally high blood pressure with no known cause. Blood pressure measurements are read as two numbers:

Systolic pressure: higher number, normal reading is 120 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or less
Diastolic pressure: lower number, normal reading is 80 mmHg or less
High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure greater than 140 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure greater than 90 mmHg. You are considered prehypertensive if your systolic blood pressure is between 120-139 mmHg, or your diastolic pressure is between 80- 89 mmHg. Your doctor will recommend monitoring and lifestyle changes.

Your blood pressure is considered high.

High blood pressure puts stress on the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, and blood vessels. Over time, this condition can damage these organs and tissues.

To combat high blood pressure, a healthy diet without processed foods can help. Strictly limit salt. Lose weight if necessary and take up exercise.

If this does not work, you may need to combine a healthy lifestyle with medication.

There are several medications that treat HBP. What works well for you, might not work for someone else. For some patients, more than one medication will be tried before finding the one that works best. Diet and lifestyle changes may also be recommended to treat HBP.

There are several types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, including:
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
Calcium channel blockers.
Renin inhibitors.

Your doctor will prescribe the right one for you. Hopefully lifestyle changes will lower your b/p so you won't need medication.

Talk to your doctor about your options.


October 9, 2018 - 3:34pm
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