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144/76....bloodpressure is that normal??

been having a headache all day.. is that a normal blood pressure??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • normal is 120/60 so yeah thats slightly high
    amy31308

    Answer by amy31308 at 10:12 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Category Systolic Diastolic
    Normal < 120 and < 80
    Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89
    High Blood Pressure
    Stage 1 Hypertension 140–159 or 90–99
    Stage 2 Hypertension 160 or 100
    JoyandLove

    Answer by JoyandLove at 10:14 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • the bottom number is what the doctors worry about, and if the top number is 160 or higher. i have gestational hypertension and my bp runs about 165/100 and the drs arent TOO concerned about it, they just watch me carefully
    raenicole88

    Answer by raenicole88 at 11:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • The top number is a bit high (they normally start worrying at 140/90), which wouldn't be too big a worry if not for the headache. With the headache as well, you might want to call your doctor, it could be a warning sign of pre-eclampsia.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:33 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • its not bad...i wouldnt stress...
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 7:14 AM on Sep. 12, 2009

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