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Is BP of 122/101 and a pulse rate of 84 normal?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: my blood pressure is 122/101 pulse 84 is that good or bad??
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Answered by Dr. Priyank Mody (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
lower blood pressure is high , Decrease salt in diet , 45 mins exercise

Detailed Answer:
Hello , I am Dr. Mody and I would be addressing your concern .
Now blood pressure has two components. Upper- systolic 122 and lower - diastolic 101 for you .
Now the pulse and upper blood pressure are normal .
However the lower is slightly high ( normal less than 90) , however if a single reading may be high due to any physical or mental stress .
My recommendation
1) keep a tab on your blood pressure reading , taken on different days at different times .
If your pressure are persistently higher than 90 diastolic, consider strict lifestyle changes and mostly no meds will be required.
2) considering your age I advice you that you may start decrease salt intake in your diet to 2- 3 gms per day and adapt a healthy lifestyle, atleast 45 mins of aerobic exercise daily for 5 days a week minimum.
Regards Dr Priyank Mody
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Is BP of 122/101 and a pulse rate of 84 normal?

Brief Answer: lower blood pressure is high , Decrease salt in diet , 45 mins exercise Detailed Answer: Hello , I am Dr. Mody and I would be addressing your concern . Now blood pressure has two components. Upper- systolic 122 and lower - diastolic 101 for you . Now the pulse and upper blood pressure are normal . However the lower is slightly high ( normal less than 90) , however if a single reading may be high due to any physical or mental stress . My recommendation 1) keep a tab on your blood pressure reading , taken on different days at different times . If your pressure are persistently higher than 90 diastolic, consider strict lifestyle changes and mostly no meds will be required. 2) considering your age I advice you that you may start decrease salt intake in your diet to 2- 3 gms per day and adapt a healthy lifestyle, atleast 45 mins of aerobic exercise daily for 5 days a week minimum. Regards Dr Priyank Mody