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Old 03-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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What is a normal RANGE for blood pressure during a day?

I am not asking for what should be the average at rest. But what about throughout the day?

Is 120-160 systolic a normal range and ok as long as the average stays below 140?

 
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Re: What is a normal RANGE for blood pressure during a day?

This depends on what you are doing during the course. If you are exercising, the blood pressure will elevate; sleeping, it often drops. Im not sure that you can say whether a 120-160 range is normal, because of the variation in activity that may occur during the time course. Good question IMO....it seems to be a question of how one might interpret an ambulatory monitor reading over 24 hr.

 
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Re: What is a normal RANGE for blood pressure during a day?

Blood pressure is expected to fluctuate during the day. But what "okay" is, all depends on the individual and also for how LONG the systolic remains high. I would not worry if you get a temporary increase that only lasts a short time.

However, the average resting systolic should be at or below 120.
140 is too high.

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