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What should be the perfect BP at the age of 23 ?

Respected Sir, I am 23 yrs old, student by profession. Yesterday I have checked my BP to 134/94 and the compounder told me that is is abnormal n is high BP. I was not much relaxed n not much in working condition at the time and got checked the BP. I want to know that was he right and if yes till what extent. What should be my BP with respect to my age….??? And if necessary what precautions or treatment I should take….??? Please help me out of this state of dilemma… I will be very thankful to you………!!!
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jul 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query a single reading of raised BP will not decide whether or not your are hypertensive. Relax for 5 min, donot smoke or drink caffeine half hour before you check BP. BP should be checked in supine position with mercury at the heart level. Wish u a healthy living
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello Rajiv;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The ideal BP for any person is considered as 120/80 so your BP of 134/94 is high but there are many factors to be considered before a person can be labelled as hypertensive .The temporary increase in BP can be :-
-if you have come from a walk and directly check BP
-if you are mentally stressed and have had a heated argument
-if you have not had proper sleep and you are overworked
Also before saying that a person is hypertensive it is important that the BP is monitored at least twice a day for 3-4 days and all the readings are high then it can be said that you are hypertensive.
I hope this answer helps you.
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