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My blood pressure is 141/66 , is that a bit weird ?

Specifically, isn t the difference between the systolic and diastolic a bit out of wack? The blood pressure is high? I thought it was rather low (especially the diastolic). I ve had my bp several times before and it is always a higher systolic (usually between 130-160) with a normal to borderline diastolic (between 70-90). I am not on medication, have not been suggested to be on medication and am currently pregnant.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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yes it is indeed "out of whack". this much of difference between systolic and diastolic bp occurs in a condition called hyperkinetic circulation. it is physiological during pregnancy. it is also seen in hyperthyroidism, aortic valve disease, and most relevantly for u, in anemia. get a blood count done, and treat the anemia properly.
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