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I am worried my bottom number is too high

My blood pressure is 120/07 I m worried my bottom number is too high? Is that even possible since my bottom number was only 13 below my high number? Or do you think it was an invalid reading? Seems like most people have a difference of 30-40. Should I be worried? According to a blood pressure chart I looked at my high number is normal but my low number is well into stage two hypertension . Also I m 29 years old and I exercise That s what she said, 120/07, of course it s not 07 lol I assumed she meant 107. Could it mean something else? It was taken by a nurse at a medical clinic . I don t have access to a machine, I d have to go back there to have it taken again.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Redo the reading. You're correct in saying that these numbers are far too close, and if they are realistic then there is a serious problem (it's not high enough to stroke, so ignore that responder, and you can't diagnose hypertension with a single reading, so ignore that responder). If these numbers are accurate, it means that your heart is not pumping efficiently for whatever reason. Unless you're feeling lightheaded, weak, experiencing chest pains, noticing swelling of your extremities (particularly your legs), or feeling other odd pains, then it's likely that the numbers are wrong (especially if this was one of those machines in a store).
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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