A 24-year-old male asked:
what is the normal hypertention reading suposed to be?mine was 167/93 last week is this healthy
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Houghton answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No way: Normal BP is 140/90 or lower. Your BP is significantly higher. It doesn't likely pose an immediate danger, but over time it will damage your heart and kidneys, and can eventually lead to stroke. Make sure you're not taking stuff that can raise BP, like anti-inflammatory pain meds, decongestants, stimulants like those in energy supplements, etc. If BP is still high, then see a doctor.
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
Dr. Leila Hashemi answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypertension: Hi, no it is not, the normal blood pressure for most people is less than 140/90, anything higher than that especially if you are on treatment for Hypertension is not normal and possibly means not enough medicine or non-compliance with medicine and diet. The goal of blood pressure in certain people with heart disease or kidney disease is lower. Therefore you need to talk to your doctor.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
Dr. Adil Roomi answered
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Blood presure: Normal blood pressure is to be around 120/70. By strict definition hypertension starts when bp is above 140 systolic or 90 diastolic. There are some ways people name the in between numbers as pre hypertension but that depends on who you ask.
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
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