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My BP is 155/78 ,is that normal for an 18 years old ?

My blood pressure is 155/78 , is that normal for an 18 year old ? Background: I turned 18 on the 24th, I m active i.e. i jog 2 miles a day 2-4 times a week, if i don t jog i cycle 10 km on an exercise bike.I also do weights. I don t drink/smoke. I am not on supplements/drugs etc. Height: 175.25 cm, Weight: 73KG. My bmi is 23.6 (overestimated for athlete weight trainers, however as it is i m in the ideal weight section) Could there be any link to the the following ? :;_ylt=Ai4.D4XNTVWWEHgS.nqsjiohBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20080607131443AAowH4u is my bp normal ? reason why i m asking is because i went to the doctor s 2day and the nurse who took my blood pressure hinted on the fact that my top figure (155) was pretty high for my age. In terms of my diet , i try to stay away from fatty foods but i do add salt to almost every warm meal i have. so jakes_guurrl i think that might be it thx
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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  Anonymous's Response
Dear norihisa

Sometime time it is possible to get high systolic(upper level) pressure especially if you take BP immediately after doing some physical work.However your diastolic pressure is normal no problem at all Dont worry keep doing exercise.I suggest you to get BP checked by doctor in a relaxed mood and after taking half an hour proper rest.

Best of luck

Answered: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
  User's Response
I don't see why not, my blood pressure is 120/70. :D
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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