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Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Dear Doctor,
I am checking my wife's blood pressure by digital blood pressure monitor daily and the systolic varies from 120 to 130 mmHg and diastolic varies from 85 to 100 mmHg. Now we are trying to conceive. Is this blood pressure normal? or she should take any medicine for this blood pressure? And what is the ways naturally to reduce blood pressure?
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Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Prehypertensive stage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
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Blood pressure has been classified into five categories according to JACC.

Normal blood pressure < 120/80 mmhg
the pre-hypertensive stage is 120-139/80-89 mmhg
grade 1 (mild ) is 140-159/90-99 mmhg
grade 2 (moderate ) is 160-179/100-109 mmhg
above that range, is severe hypertension.
She falls in prehypertensive stage which ios fully reversible by lifestyle modification.
Ask her to take a brisk walk daily and do exercise for 30 minutes.
Avoid fatty and fast food.
Take lots of fruits vegetables and anti oxidants.

No medicine is required till systolic is more trhen 140mm of hg.
Try modificatory changes for 3 months.

Regards
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