Your blood pressure is 148 over 97?
What your blood pressure values meanYour blood pressure is: Too high - Hypertension Stage 1
Your upper and your lower blood pressure value seem to be within the same classification (Too high - Hypertension Stage 1).
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Your blood pressure too high - Hypertension Stage 1
Requirement for a blood pressure Hypertension Stage 1 is a value of 140-159 over 90-99.
Would your systolic (upper) value increase by 12 mmHg to 160 mmHg and your diastolic (lower) value would increase by 3 mmHg to 100 mmHg your blood pressure was not anymore 'Hypertension Stage 1' but 'Hypertension Stage 2'.
Causes and Risks of Hypertension Stage 1
Stage 1 hypertension can cause damage to a person’s kidneys, liver and heart if he or she does not receive treatment for it. Therefore, a physician will most likely implement a dietary plan for a person with stage 1 hypertension. He or she may also prescribe pharmaceutical drugs such as thiazide, lisinopril, nadolol or diltiazem. A person who is over the age of 20 should receive a blood pressure reading a least once every two years to check for high blood pressure. Quick action is the best defense against the condition.
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