What is considered high blood pressure for a 20-year-old?

Above 140/90. The blood pressure is considered high when it is persistently above 140/90; however if someone always has a blood pressure that is at 90/60 (without medication), for example and feels fine but start having symptoms (headache, light headed etc...) when the BP goes above the usual 90/60 , it can be considered high blood pressure for this particular person even when the BP does not go above 140/90.

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What is defined as high blood pressure for a 31 year old female?

See below. Resting blood pressue above 120/80 is a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/detect/categ.htm. Read more...

120 over 90 high blood pressure for a 40 year old women? SI

The 90 is ... Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) approaches 90, you are moving into high blood pressure. While we do expect blood pressure to rise as we age, normal targets are only adjusted for the elderly. It should be controllable with lifestyle: normal weight, reg exercise, watch salt/alcohol. Read more...

Is 161 over 97 a high blood pressure for a 28 year old male at about 6'2 and 203lbs?

Blood Pressure. Yes. The newest blood pressure guidelines suggest a blood pressure over 140/90 is too high at your age. You may need a more formal evaluation. Consider weight loss(3-5#) and avoid salt exposure in the meantime. Read more...

Year old with high blood pressure?

High BP. Yes. There are so many 49 years old people have high BP pressure. Do you have any specific question? If BP is mildly increased you have to try diet and exercise for 3-6 months. If no improvement then you need medical therapy. If it is moderate to severely increased then you need to start medical therapy along with diet and exercise. Read more...
1yo HBO. yes high blood pressure can occur at one year. Usually due to a known cause and there are many. Happy to do consult but need more details. . Read more...

What could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

Varies. This is common in the overweight kid, but can also accompany silent medical conditions.Kidney issues are usually investigated because they influence how the body sets its blood pressure.Dietary choices, intake of a variety of foods, drink, power aid,caffeine, etc.are all potential issues.A good workup buy your doc is the place to start. Read more...

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? Is it because of high blood pressure? I am a healthy 23 year old female.

Worrisome. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and check with your the prescriber. Read more...