The high normal blood pressure

The high normal blood pressure requires a systolic (upper) value of 130-139 mmHg and a diastolic (lower) value of 85-89mmHg.

This classification is set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

High normal blood pressure

A high normal blood pressure (sometimes also known as prehypertension) is still considered a normal blood pressure in most cases. But the high normal blood pressure can under some circumstances already damage your vessels especially if there are pre-existing conditions or diseases.

How to avoid high normal blood pressure

To lower the high normal blood pressure to a normal blood pressure (normal: under 130/85) there are multiple options: Important requirement is a well-balanced diet and sports. With that you can get a better blood pressure on long term.

Supporting this there are a variety of natural products that may help such as ginseng, hawthorn or mistletoe.

If you have other problems such as dizziness, circulation problems or palpitation it might be best to find a doctor.

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    1. Walk in the forest hard for 30 minutes or more 3 or 4x’s a week. get a cat and pet him, watch him bathe himself–this is very calming. Cut back on coffee, increase water intake big time. Eat more veggies and fiber like beans, grains and cranberry’s. Learn about aromatherapy–calming smells like lemon, lavender, sweet orange or geranium. Renew or develop a relationship with God through Christ the savior of the world. I don’t know your status–just throwing out helpful stuff–take or leave, it works for me. Spend time outdoors breathing. Laugh more!!!

      1. Melissa
        Your advice is right on the money. The part I need to increase is the walking part. So glad about the Christ part.

      2. I live in a forest, don’t drink coffee, run 5 times a week, eat vegetables every night (mostly roasted)…sometimes high blood pressure has medical causes.

      3. Melisa GBU gal. I have 135/83 BP but no meds. I am 73. Six Years ago my BP was 118/78. I accepted Jesus as My savior when I was 7. the only tension I have now is over my ex-wife now in palliative care, after causing me to leave Ministry and her trying to destroy the faith of my Children. Zeph 3:18-19. I rest in His promises and eat well and do average exercise.

        1. Today 8/3/18 My BP is 119/77. I continue to Trust, eat well and light exercise serving others. I eat some garlic powder and Ginger with Jam on Corn Thin crackers for snacks too!

          1. Drink a shot glass of of raw liquified beet juice every night before you go to bed. This will after no more than 30 days lower your BP, continue to do this every night along with healthy diet and regular exercise ( I recommend yoga for the health and de-stress BENIFITS) and DEFINITELY recommend Jesus as a first line of defense against all ill-will, evil, sickness, and as a Lord and Savior, a safe space prayer and medication daily, and your BP will go back to normal. It will significantly decrease, Medical condition or not, it will decrease. Be blessed.

      4. Thank you for good and godly advise. Am now watching Dr. Kent Hovind, a Godly evangelist. Am going to go spend time with God while hiking through his creation

      5. That is the best advice I have ever heard and exscuse the pun “I will take it to heart” thank you so much. Jesus is everything .

      6. YES YES YES! You are talking real sense. Way better than swallowing a load of pills and resting and stressing about how high my blood pressure is. Thank you for some good reminders, much needed. God bless you.

      7. Yeap, believing in the Lord and praying daily definitely will provide a sense of calm and reassurance that God’sin Complete Control of everything.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½

      8. Yeap, believing in the Lord and praying daily definitely will provide a sense of calm and reassurance that God’s in Complete Control of everything.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½

    2. Hello mate, mine was 160/86 3 weeks ago and today is 131/71 (after a run). I used to be fit and boxed at 76kg until I left the army 2012 and weighed 105kg a just after Christmas. My weight is falling off me and I’ve never felt as good for ages. Booze is the main thing for me but I try to drink 1 day a week and have a couple of cheat days. I’ve started using Herbalife which gets slated but I’ve found it really useful.

      1. Hello Adan you said the you tried herbalife and it helped you. Will you be open to talk about something else that for is great too. I will send my email if u interested.

    3. Hi I’m 30 to and my blood pressure has been 145 and upwards when I’ve been to the doctors for checks. I’ve been walking daily and cutting out snacks. I have a stressful job. I have a blood pressure check for home and it read 127/80 at 10am and it read 111/65 at 10pm. Going to show doctor readings forms month so i hopefully don’t get put on tablets

        1. Yes, you need to see a doctor with a systolic pressure that high, particularly given your age. That is hypertension stage 2 and needs treatment. People with high blood pressure may feel fine and assume they can ignore it, but the longer high blood pressure goes untreated the greater the chance of damage.

          Long term untreated high blood pressure increases the risk of damage to organs and blood vessels, an enlarged heart, stroke, Aneurysm, damage to the brain, and more.

          It was only after damage to my kidneys that my high blood pressure came to light. If you are aware your blood pressure is high consult a doctor.

          1. Feeling unwell 2nite had doctor out I’m 21 male my bp140/101 hr92/min and my ecg results was showing β€˜blips’ is this normal

  1. blood pressure is 159/86 , pulse 105
    Feel dizzy , shaky , and like I have been hit by a mack truck

    What should I do? Taking Verapimal 180mg

    1. My blood pressure this past week has been very high 213/130 been around that reading all week. Been doctors today and been told I need a 24hr monitor

    1. If you are consuming energy drinks. Stop or reduce them. Soda is terrible to your body. If you are overweight, start taking daily walks. Eat 2 bananas a day.

      Monitor your BP daily, if it gets worse, get to know your creator… God. Start saying “I love you” to those you love because there’s an absolute 100% rate you are going to die.

  2. My name is Julia, my BP is 125/55 most of the time it’s out of control really high, but when it low I am sleepy can’t stay awake, tired I have had high blood pressure for over 35 years I don’t know what’s going on . Please help….

    1. Wayne Paul Allan

      Sir if it’s 25 83 you would be dead that means your relaxed pulse is way stronger than the one hit at heart beat

  3. I am 41, my blood pressure is 186/113 after falling and doing spinal damage as the pain was very bad.

    Once the pain subsides will my bp go lower ?

    1. Connie (@orcanut) Carswell

      Barry ~ pain and stress can raise your BP, it should get lower but I wouldn’t wait too long before seeing a doctor if it stays high for more than a week.

    2. After I visit dentist (two shoots) one filling and one pull up my blood pressure was 184/100. I feel so good and I don’t see any problem. I hope tomorrow my HBP will be normal.

  4. 31 year old female bp is always low on top and higher on bottom am on 20mg lisinopril sometimes I only take half bp 104/89

  5. Im 40 and my bp is 148/85 I being to a doctor and he placed me on medication for a week, and it came down. done with the medication but its up again. What do I do?

    1. Connie (@orcanut) Carswell

      I’d go back to see your doctor ~ you can also try to control your BP with diet and exercise. There are several good sites with info about this, just google “how to control your blood pressure with diet and exercise”

      I hope this helps!

    1. If you have not yet seen a doctor and your blood pressure is still high make an appointment at the first opportunity, do not leave it any longer. That is far too high to continue untreated.

  6. Hi I’m 26 my blood pressure was high I’m taking cranberry tablets and starting to walk more with my S.O. I’ve been eating less sodium. If you Google how much sodium is in whatever you plan to eat you can keep track of how much you consume. You can also Google how much sodium you should consume in a day. It’s only been 1 day but I’m already seeing a difference from doing this. I think mine is related to weight gain and a massive infection 3 times within a year. I’m female and doing whatever I can to lower my blood pressure through diet and exercise. Any tips? What foods are low in sodium?

  7. My blood pressure was 122/58. Should I talk to my doctor about maybe running tests. I’m 31 4’11 and weigh 140lbs. I’ve been feeling nauseous and like if I have indigestion.

  8. My blood pressure is all over the map. A couple days ago 195/105 to 172/92-171/92-146/98 and l am on medication for high blood pressure. For it has been up and down for awhile. Doctor is a wear of. But l get bad headaches in back of head very tired and eyes are very sore. What else can l do. Please help

    1. No it isnt. It’s high I’m 30 and mine ranges from 140-149 I work daily but have a stressful job. It’s hard .. I’m checking mine daily with a blood pressure monitor at home to show doctors. I don’t want to go on tablets.

  9. Hi I never took mine before on my own. Few times I went to doctor he took it but never said anything. Mine 110/74 is that ok?

  10. I’m a 60 year old female I was forced to lose weight due to a torn meniscus tear in my knee. My blood pressure is 20/68, I feel great except for the blood vessels that keep happening to my eye when I work out. I also bruise extremely easy which is not a pretty sight. What am I doing wrong??

  11. Blood pressure monitor shows 136/81
    Exercise regularly but need to reduce carbs and salt intake.
    Male 65 w MS
    Rarely get 8 hrs sleep and try to stay hydrated in this southern climate
    Recently dizzy lying down

  12. Blood pressure monitor shows 136/81
    Exercise regularly but need to reduce carbs and salt intake.
    Male 65 w MS – 6′ 4″ 193lbs
    Rarely get 8 hrs sleep and try to stay hydrated in this southern climate
    Recently dizzy lying down

  13. Im 27 years old and my dr told me that i have a hypertension
    Readings in the morning will be 160/100/90 its higher when im stressed out and angry..

    Bcus my insurance got expired this year i dont know how to afford going to my medical appointments..

    I need help and advice. Thanks

  14. Im 56 yr old and was athletic until i was 47 broke leg in half now peripheral neuropathy and arthritis. Ive gained 35 lbs from lyrica now bp is average 135/85. Im taking 20mg lisonopril and is sometimes higher. Im worried. How can i lower it?

  15. 56 yr old and was athletic until i was 47 broke leg in half now peripheral neuropathy and arthritis. Ive gained 35 lbs from lyrica now bp is average 135/85. Im taking 20mg lisonopril and is sometimes higher. Im worried. How can i lower it?

  16. or the past week I have been having Headaches, So i went to visit my doctor. My doctor advised me that my BP was145/85 prehypertension. He told me that if idint lower the BP in four weeks he was going to put me on BPmeds.. Im 50 years old ,and never had high BP.. so Walking, and diet here I come. I want to Live.

  17. I’m 72 and have Elhers-Danlos, ligaments tearing and my feet and ankles are really bad. What can I do for exercise to get my blood pressure down? Last evening it was 172/69. I quit Losartan-Potassium because it gave me really bad diarrhea for days. Last evening I took 2 Hawthorn Berry capsules, and this morning, my BP was 148/67, and pause 53. Would anyone please comment. Thankyou.

  18. I took Hawthorn Berry capsule, 2 a day, all my live to control my blood pressure. It just started going up when I had a panic attack in the ER; 199/90. It scared me to half to death. It’s been high the last 2 months, so saw a doctor who put me on lasinipril, which gave me a bad cough. stopped that, and got on the Losartan-Potassium, 50 mg.. Gave me bad diarrhea. I read on line that it does that to women over 60. I’m 72.

  19. I’m 18. I just quit smoking. Im sick with a very cough. And my BP is up there. Could I have a heart attack? (Female)

  20. I’ve been off my BP pills for a while notice I’ve been having headaches for a week now I’ve been checking my blood pressure which is very high my doctor sent a refill to Walmart yesterday when I got them yesterday I took them immediately. My BP is 158/112 seems like it’s not going down. How long does it take for the meds to take affect or should I give it a couple more days to see if it has went down or go to the ER

  21. My blood pressure has been variable from 162/98 157/94 176/100 154/98 200/106 137/77 110/68 106/69 143/96 182/99 I’ve been in the ER several times within the last 3months due to shortness of breath, chest pain, sometimes numbness in arms n legs they treat me for high BP and have treated me for anxiety yet my primary doctor says I don’t need BP medicine he says I need to lose weight and exercise which I have been working on and cut down on salt intake yet I’m still having these problems..any advice? I also feel heaviness in my chest and left arm and dizziness for 4days with BP of 162/98 and went down to 133/77 within 3or so hours.. should I go to urgent care or emergency room?

  22. I am having treatment for high blood pressure. however, recently I found that my diastolic pressure is always over 100 and systolic is 120-130. wht can I do

  23. I use to have my BP at 115/65 consistently for many years, then all of a sudden it jumped up to 149/90. I have been having dizzy spells, headaches, tunnel vision. I do have a thyroid condition. Is any of this normal and what do I do??

  24. I’ve been having dizzy spells. Yesterday BP was 150/102 with 96 pulse. On waking today was 130/80 with 86 pulse and now it’s 142/84 with 92 pulse. Is this too high?

  25. I’m 45 I was in the emergency room today because I have a migraine headache I have a blood pressure machine for the wrist my last blood pressure I took it was 133/103 the doctor check. It’s was 133/88 is that high it’s mean I got high normal blood pressure I got thyroid too it’s that bad

  26. Digital_Archivist

    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure on Dec 19, 2017 at 157/97. My next checkup it was 161/97. I took a blood pressure lowering drug 1.9mg, i ate salads and cut out the crap. Next reading was 135/84, reading after that two weeks later 137/76, reading one month later was 119/64. I have lost 17 kgs since Dec 19, 2017. I was 132 kg. I want to get down to 80-85kg. What go me motivated to lose weight in the hope of reducing my blood pressure was the dreadful statistic that I had a 7% chance of having a heart attack in the next five years. The normal rate is 3% for the general population. I am 46 years old, and I now walk for 30 minutes a day. It is a very mild walk. Diet (80%), Exercise (20%). I am happy I have such a good doctor. She will be measuring my cholesterol which was over 5. She told me she wants it at 3. I will be guided by her. Doc knows best πŸ™‚

  27. Hi there, I’m a 50 year old woman & today I have a B/P reading of 138 / 60 pulse 59 is this OK, I have been told that I need an echogram after my ECG showed quivers- lower part of the heart so I’m told?

  28. Hi My name is Peter,
    I just stumble on this site and I’m glad I did. My blood pressure is 137/81 with meds. I’m 44 and overweight. I want to get off this rollarcoster. What can I do in baby steps so I can hopefully come off meds for good?

  29. Skinny up. Learn to live off fresh vegetables. wash em good.
    Lots of exercise like there is no tomorrow. Keep that ass moving.
    elevate the legs and keep an aspirin regimen going. Massage and massage.
    Pray till you bawl like a baby. Then just relax and take an easy. : p

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