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Are our BP reading OK or should I take it seriously ?

Are our BP reading ok or should I take it seriously.Confusing a bit? I am 40 and my husband is 52 years and we have a day to day stressful life and have been checking our BP daily. The readings show as follows: 40 yrs - between 100 - 108 Sys and 68 - 72 Dia ( I feel a little dizzy at times ) 52 yrs - between 150 - 159 Sys and 99 - 110 Dia Are we in the range of Hypertension and do we need to take medication? Pls advise Thanks Note: I use BEURER BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR, and i dont know how accurate it is. Is anyone out there using this same item, would like to know if this is a good one, its quiet expensive though, some information would be useful Can I do walking for 30 minutes in my case ( as my BP sounds low ) and my husband cant use a treadmill as he is suffering from Dics. Any advise Pls .thanks Anybody having information about this blood pressure monitor that I am use, as to how accurate it is ?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Starting with you first, your blood pressure is completely normal and is NOT too low. Optimal BP is <120/80. BP below this is only ever a problem if you are symptomatic- I highly doubt your dizziness is a result of your blood pressure. It would generally need to be a lot lower than this to cause a problem. Low BP only becomes a problem if it is not sufficient enough to push blood around the body. Hypotension isn't even defined until BP is <90/60. If on the other hand, you are feeling dizzy upon standing, this could indicate postural hypotension. Your husbands readings on the other hand are too high. For an accurate analysis of BP, your husband should see his GP and ask for 24 hour BP monitoring based on his recent results (show the recordings to your GP). If it is consistently this reading (but below 160) this is called 'mild hypertension'. It is in treatment range for some people, particularly if he has diabetes, kidney disease and/or he is at risk from heart disease. He also needs to have his cholesterol levels checked too. General lifestyle changes he needs to make is to reduce sodium intake in the diet, exercise and eat healthily. Edit: The first poster is incorrect, your BP is NOT too low. Your blood pressure is a normal healthy varient. Yes of course you can do walking.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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