Your blood pressure is 138 over 88?
What your blood pressure values meanYour blood pressure is: Prehypertension / High normal
Your upper and your lower blood pressure value seem to be within the same classification (Prehypertension / High normal).
Scale / Classification as diagram
Your blood pressure is high normal.
Requirement for a high normal blood pressure is a value of 130-139 over 85-89.
Would your systolic (upper) value increase by 2 mmHg to 140 mmHg and your diastolic (lower) value would increase by 2 mmHg your blood pressure was not anymore 'high normal' but 'Hypertension Stage 1'.
What if I continuously have high blood pressure?
What are some lifestyle factors that I can control
Those with normal high blood pressure, or pre-hypertension, should seriously look at the following lifestyle factors that can be controlled in order to reduce one's risk for the development of stage one and stage two hypertension. These lifestyle factors include:
High blood pressure can be controlled and eliminated all together. All it takes is being conscious of one's lifestyle and regularly consulting with a physician.
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