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Is A Blood Pressure Of 120/90 Anything To Be Concerned With?

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James FitzGerald Profile
A blood pressure rate of 120/90 is considered to be slightly outside the normal range. While the systolic number (top number) of 120 is a good number, the diastolic (bottom number) reading of 90 is far too high.

In normal situations, the resting heart rate of a normal person should not be more than above 85 beats per minute. There are a number of underlying factors why your pressure could be this way; one of the main reasons is that you could be overweight. If you are eating too many fatty foods and not getting enough exercise then your heart will have to work harder to pump the blood round your system.

This means that any exertion such as walking or even running for a short space of time will drastically raise your heart rate and if you are overweight or have more body fat then it will take your body a greater amount of time to recover from even just slight exercise.

If you do feel your heart beating too fast could be down to stress and anxiety. Being under pressure due to work if you have deadlines to hit or are working late can put greater tension on the heart and cause a spike in your blood pressure.

If you feel for any way that you are suffering from any of these problems or symptoms then you should immediately consult your doctor. They can measure your blood pressure rate and suggest steps you can take to reduce your blood pressure.
Paula Null Profile
Paula Null answered
A blood pressure of 120/90 is not "normal". The American Heart Association has changed their standards recently. Check out their website. The top number (systolic) of 120 is excellent, however, the bottom number (diastolic) of 90 is too high. This number is the pressure of your blood when the heart is at rest and should not consistently be above 85.
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Penny Kay
Penny Kay commented
yes I agree, though it is the low range of high, it is at the very least a possible warning of a blood pressure/circulation problem, if it stays at that level. Take you BP often and if you keep getting a bottom number above 85, talk to your Dr. that is what I have been told.
christine miceli
christine miceli commented
Your distolic of 90 is not terrible and nothing to get crazy about. If it gets higher then yes see your physician but i have the same BP and i am fine
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Normal 120/80.
Border 120/90 to 160/94.
Mild 140/95 to 160/104.
Moderate 140/105 to 180/114.
Severe 160 plus/115 plus.

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Diastolic of 90 is a little high but it depends on what you've been doing!  I would keep an eye on it.
jamie solomon Profile
jamie solomon answered
The bottom number is to high, do you exercise? If not you should start.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
120/90 isn't normal,no major problem but if it stays the same for a week or so,go see your doctor.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Is 120/90 considered high blood pressure for pregnancy?
Steph Profile
Steph answered
The norm is 120/80. If you have any concerns speak with your doctor...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I feel I rest lots, I did have an op on my arm and shoulder 8 weeks ago and I'm taking tranadol,naproxine on a regular basis...this is worrying me..
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well the heart association has changed there standards and according to them its high
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

The bottom number is slightly high, but I suffer from anxiety and that raises the pressure a bit. Cut down a little on fatty foods and you'll be good to go. Provided no other symptoms, nothing to lose sleep over. My best non-medical opinion, of course.

Bob Profile
Bob answered
Are you over weight? If not do not really worry about it, bring it to the your Dr., or go see one and get a check up!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm 26 and have been recently with same bp few pounds over shod I be woried ?
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
You need to get that under control. At 26 you may need to lose a lot of weight. Eat vegetables, fruits, almond milk and whole grains. I do not eat any meat at all and I do not have high blood pressure. Whole grains, fruit, veggies, nuts. Leave the alcohol alone no mater what people say. Also exercise.

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