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Blood pressure reading 137 over 60?

Is this a normal reading?....I can t understand what the upper and the lower readings mean, be grateful if someone could explain..Thanks. Could this reading be wrong as the upper figure is so much different to the lower..Can t work this out.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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i've been haveing bad headaches at night followed by shakeyness and lightheadedness (if that's a word), so i thought to check my blood pressure at it read 137 over 107. i know the norm i 120 over 80 so is that bad?
Homeopath Dr. Arif. K. Kaware's  Response
hi;
The reading of 135 is normal(although the normal book wise is 120/80).Asfor the diastolic of 100 or above is not normal but it can happen if you are tense;mentally irritated ;shouted at someone;did not get sleep ;you have a high cholesterol and so many reasons.You can say a person is having high BP if the readings of morning & night are constantly high for 5-7 days.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic.See nothing is wrong with you or your reading.130 is systolic(upper) and 60-diastolic(lower).Normally for an individual the upper limit of blood pressure is 140/90 in absence of any other illness.So this ok do not worry.
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The systolic reading (the first number) is the pressure in your arteries when the blood has been pumped out of the heart, this should read somewhere between 100 and 140 The diastolic reading (the second number) is the pressure in the arteries when your heart is at rest. This should read somewhere between 60 and 90. Your blood pressure is normal.
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135 over 101 should i be concerned

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