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What is the ideal blood pressure range?

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About a month ago, I took my blood pressure at Walmart. It read 121/73. Is this in the normal range? Thanks.
Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 42 minutes later
The ideal blood pressure is below 120/80.
However the normal range is:
The top number (systolic blood pressure) should be between 90-140,
The bottom number (dyastolic blood pressure) should be between 60-90.
So your blood pressure is great!
You should continue a healthy diet, low in salt. Continue checking regularly your blood pressure, and if you see there is an upward trend, then you should consult with a physician. Elevated blood pressure will increase your risk of cardiac problems such as heart attacks, and stroke.
Hopefully that answered your question.
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