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Have high blood pressure. What is the normal reading?

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for the last week my blood pressure has been high. I had one reading of 168 over108 and pulse of 74
What is a normal reading ? Other readings were : 164 over100 pulse 65
Posted Sat, 23 Feb 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 33 minutes later
Hi friend,
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These values are definitely high.

A reading of 130 is best for the upper figure (Systolic).
The range is 90 to 140.
140 itself is high normal and needs frequent follow up.

80 will be good for the lower figure (Diastolic).
The range is 60 to 90.
Again 90 is high normal and needs follow up.

You do have mild to moderate elevation of pressure.
Very likely, it was normal last year – they must have seeen during your operation.

Check it again.
Start treatment.
The aim is to prevent long term complications.
See your doctor.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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Follow-up: Have high blood pressure. What is the normal reading? 8 minutes later
what is a normal pulse ? mine seems low from what I remember
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 5 minutes later

60 to 100 is the range for the pulse.

Below 60 is called slow - Bradycardia

Above 100 is fast - tachycardia.

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