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Is a BP of 155/101 high ? what is the status on this stage

I am 15 years old and that is my blood pressure. Is this good, bad, normal?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Yes it's high, but single BP readings are never very accurate. Who did this test? Your monitor may have been faulty, however on the other hand it could be accurate. In this situation you should see your GP. He'll take your BP again and if it's quite high he will arrange for 24 hour BP monitoring and further tests to check your kidney function and hormone levels to exclude secondary causes. High blood pressure in a young person is not common and always needs thorough investigating. Optimal BP is <120/80.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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