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Is this a normal BP reading ?

Is this a normal blood pressure reading? 10 points for best answer? I took this at mid day 150 systolic 73 diastolic and pulse 108 per min
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Okay, first of all it depends on your age and what you have just done or are doing! A resting blood pressure 120/80 is normal if you are young and healthy. A resting pulse 60-80 is also good. The fitter you are the lower your pulse. If you are feeling anxious it all goes up! Your systolic is high....suggest you wait a few hours and take your BP again before you drink coffee/tea/alcohol or run around the block. If you start to worry about your BP it goes up anyway so relax before you take it again.
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