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Old 12-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Is 147/80 high?

I don't know what is high or not. The diastolic is okay, but, the systolic is high, but, is it too high?

 
Old 12-09-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

Mine runs about 157/79 and my doc thinks this is OK. That top number is always high no matter what I do.

 
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

It's hard to judge based on one reading. You need several readings over a week or so and take the average.
If this is the average, you're probably okay, but it would be good to see the systolic go down a little. But some people are just like this.

 
Old 02-08-2007, 05:30 AM   #4
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

Based on the Monitor I purchased an the book in it shows the following information:

Before reading below remember you should test more than 1nce to get accurate readings ESPECIALLY at point you should do it 1 half hour after eating, drinking, exercising, waking up, doing anything of stress etc.

****REMEMBER*** Stage 1 and 2 is only really a factor if it DOES NOT GO DOWN
Systolic (top number) Normal is upto 120 Pre Hypertension (or called upper-normal) is 120 - 139, Stage 1 hypertension (high blood pressure) 140 - 159, Stage 2 Hypertension (high blood pressure) is greater than 160


if range persists between 140 and 160 you most likely have stage 1 and should start either dieting exercising more or if numbers do not go down perhaps, see a doctor, or take herb suppliments to reduce it walmarts sell cheap manual readers under $30

Diagnostic (2nd number) less than 80 is normal, 80-89 is pre hypertension (or upper normal), 90-99 is Stage 1 hypertension, higher than 100 is stage 2

hope this info helps

(I only have stage 1 to 2 when i exercise but its normal with medication(takes 1/2 hour to 1 hour for it to return to normal on me after exercise)
NUMBERS can CHANGE based on activity))

 
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

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Originally Posted by texasgirl1107 View Post
I don't know what is high or not. The diastolic is okay, but, the systolic is high, but, is it too high?
As everyone has said, it is necessary to judge hypertension based on a large number of reading. Perhaps 2 RELAXED readings a day taken comfortably seated AT HOME for a month is a good idea.
THe AVERAGE of these 60 readings is your blood pressure.

Grafffic has correctly given the newest recommendations. I take these with a grain of salt. To call below 120 NORMAL makes a HUGE proportion of the population SICK. THis whole "pre" hypertension concept strikes me as a device to generate more office visits and more drug prescriptions. After all, aren't we all in a state of "PRE-DEATH"...we commonly and more optimistically call it LIFE.
I would call <120 SUPERB or EXCELLENT..."normal" means average.
But as long as they don't start MEDICATING for pre-hypertension, I guess there is no real harm done.
I guess the commonest recommendation for these "pre-hypertensives" is "Control your weight; eat less salt; and get a lot of exercise"...these dictums serve EVERYBODY well.

The old divider seems more useful to me. You are hypertensive with readings over 140/90 and should do something to lower the numbers; below these numbers you are fine unless you are a child.

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Old 02-08-2007, 06:12 AM   #6
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

Yes in the past they used to say upto 140 was NORMAL. However in all cases if you are concerned MONITOR IT, and if it goes past a safe level according to these charts and stays that way seek help.

I went to hospital recently not knowing my bp was out of check. If I did not I probably would not be writing here to you today.
I do not know all the details however when I went I was seen in county ER in less than 2 minutes and hooked up to a heart monitor
(well i just rode my bike there like 15 miles I did know something was wrong)

Blood pressure at time was about 208/110

nowadays with medication it is below 120 stressed or bike riding 135-145 I monitor daily now with a home reader but only got past 140 a couple times.

It is about 140-160 usually at clinic but last time rode my bike there so understand that

 
Old 02-11-2007, 02:31 PM   #7
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

I don't think 147/80 is too bad. I've had it 155/80, 147/74 before, and it doesn't bother me much. Today, though, I was at the pharmacy and checked my blood pressure and was stunned to see 165/91. Normally, for me, it's not that high. I'm not too concerned, though, because those store machines aren't always accurate.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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Re: Is 147/80 high?

Generally those readers are pretty accurate however you can get incorrect readings when wearing a thick shirt to those meters try going with a short sleve shirt and try to have the readers hit only skin and you should get an accurate reading.

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I don't think 147/80 is too bad. I've had it 155/80, 147/74 before, and it doesn't bother me much. Today, though, I was at the pharmacy and checked my blood pressure and was stunned to see 165/91. Normally, for me, it's not that high. I'm not too concerned, though, because those store machines aren't always accurate.

 
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