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My blood pressure is 138/47, is that good?

By Anonymous September 9, 2019 - 1:51pm
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My blood pressure is 138/47, is that good?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 so your systolic pressure (the first number) is high. Your diastolic pressure is a bit low but it's the high number you need to focus on.

To maintain a healthy blood pressure, reduce salt and red meat from your diet (eliminating red meat is a good idea unless you really like it and it's a special occasion) and don't eat foods from cans or jars - they tend to be high in sodium.

A fresh, unprocessed diet is best and add exercise.

If none of this works (some people have a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure, you may need medication and your doctor can talk to you about it).


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