Re: Safe Blood Pressure Reading
Blood pressure normals for the non-resting state have not been clearly defined. There is some literature suggesting normals in the active state, but these are not solid enough to use for diagnosis. systolic >200 mmHg has been suggested as elevated for maximal exercise in some studies.
One reading, either one year ago or now does not carry alot of meaning. If you have a concern about your blood pressure, measure it over a period of weeks, after resting in a chair for 10 minutes, feet flat on the ground, arm at heart level, with a relaible BP cuff. Record these values....If your BP is >120/80, you are likely prehypertensive, >140/90 youre hypertensive.