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Old 04-21-2001, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Do I have high BP?

Usually the determination for high blood pressure is anything above 140/90 on three consective measurements. The upper number could be high on three consectuive visits and that would constitute hypertension. conversly the lower number could be high and the upper number normal. Usually the doctors will put you on lifestyle changes with a borderline high blood pressure. The addition of medication for "cold" symptoms CAN increase the blood pressure. This includes ANY of the over the counter medication. Before taking anything over the counter for colds or flu I always read the warning box on the side of the package.