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Old 12-14-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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is this high??

last to trips to cvs i took my blood pressure there and it was 132/87 and 139/90. how high does it have to be for the dr to put u on medicine??

 
Old 12-14-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: is this high??

That is actually in the normal range which doctors now call "pre-hypertensive".
Doctors put patiants on BP meds when the patiant's BP is 140/90 or more at rest.

Were you relaxed (emotionally and physically) while measureing your BP? If so, then right now, I would just evaluate your lifestyle and make some changes (more exercise, healthier foods).

 
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