Hmm… The doctor suspected that I have high blood pressure - 160/90!!! A normal person blood pressure is 120/80.
B/P Reading : My personal monitoring data:
Nov 4, 2008 at 2.30 pm - 160/100
Nov 5, 2008 at 9.30 am - 140/90
Nov. 6, 2008 at 10.00 am - 145/95
Nov. 8, 2008 at 9.00 am - 120/80!!! (Alhamdulillah...!)
Being a complete nerve-wreck, a paranoid, panicky person., I am not surprised at all…My mom has high blood pressure. It could be anything…hereditary or unhealthy lifestyle (stress, lack of exercise, etc)
Well, I should take extra care of my health. Insyaallah, everything will be fine.
I received an email in 2007 from a friend regarding blood pressure. Very informative!
Blood Pressure Chart above.
The 1st Number: Systolic pressure is the pressure generated when the heart contracts.
The 2nd Number: Diastolic pressure is the blood pressure when the heart is relaxed.
Compare your BP reading with the numbers on the chart above. Draw a line from your systolic pressure to your diastolic pressure.
Is the slope of the line about the same as shown on the chart? Where do YOU fit in? What are your risk factors?
Are your blood pressure readings within the normal blood pressure range? Should you take anti-hypertension medication to lower your blood pressure?
Normal human daily Blood Pressure Range can vary widely, so any single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable. BP monitor readings must be taken at different times of day, to determine AVERAGE blood pressure over time.
What is important is your AVERAGE BP, or MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure) over time. Or, where are those numbers sitting MOST of the time?
Normal MAP is about 93 mm of mercury.
HIGH Blood Pressure Symptoms -Stressed, Sedentary, Bloated, Weak, Failing Systolic - Diastolic
210 - 120 - Stage 4 High Blood Pressure
180 - 110 - Stage 3 High Blood Pressure
160 - 100 - Stage 2 High Blood Pressure
140 - 90 - Stage 1 High Blood Pressure
140 - 90 - BORDERLINE HIGH
130 - 85 - High
120 - 80 -
110 - 75 - Low
90 - 60 - BORDERLINE LOW
60 - 40 - TOO LOW Blood Pressure
50 - 33 - DANGER Blood Pressure
LOW Blood Pressure Symptoms -Weak, Tired, Dizzy, Fainting, Coma