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Is 133/69 Blood Pressure Normal?

I just had my bp taken and am wondering if the 2nd number is too low ?
i know 120/80 is the norm

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Health

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  • The top number is a little high.



    The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

    Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    Caution Range - Prehypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
    Take action!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Pulse pressure is the difference between the top number and the lower number (133-69=64). A pulse pressure greater than 60 is abnormal.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pulse-pressure/AN00968
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 11:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Mine was similar at my last doctor appt. She was seeing if my new blood pressure medicine was working. My bottom number was 68 and she didn't say she was concerned.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:30 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Some medicines can raise blood pressure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:38 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

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