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What does it mean when your blood pressure is 148 over 107?

What does it mean when your blood pressure is 148 over 107?

As a general guide: high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80) ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

Can high blood pressure make you spot?

Having high blood pressure puts you at a heightened risk of developing potentially life-threatening conditions like a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure is sometimes called the silent killer because it often doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms. Nosebleeds generally are not a symptom of high blood pressure.

What happens when you have a nosebleed with high blood pressure?

The symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headache, etc. But, it’s doubtful that it’s the drop in your blood pressure that caused the nosebleed in the first place. Nosebleeds often result in nausea because you may be swallowing blood. As the blood gets into your stomach, it can cause irritation and sickness. It may even induce vomiting.

What are the risks of high systolic blood pressure?

Having a high systolic blood pressure for a long period of time can increase your risk of strokes, heart disease and chronic kidney disease. The recommended goal for systolic pressure for adults younger than age 65 with a 10% or higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease is less than 130 mm Hg.

When does your blood pressure become a red flag?

Although hypertension can develop at any time, it raises a red flag when it occurs in young people (teens and early 20s) or after age 60. People who develop hypertension in their 40s — particularly if they have a family history of hypertension — are more likely to have essential hypertension than labile hypertension.

What happens if your blood pressure is too high?

If your blood pressure becomes too high, you’re at a greater risk for heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, and problems with your eyes. High blood pressure has been on the rise in recent years, following a period of decline earlier in the 21st Century. 2  What You Need to Know About Blood Pressure Average by Age in Adults

Which is high 148 or high blood pressure?

Systolic reading of 148 is in the High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 range. Diastolic reading of 107 is in the High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2 range. Therefore, 148/107 is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2.

What does 148 mm Hg diastolic stand for?

The 148 mm Hg Systolic refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and the 107 mm Hg Diastolic is the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats. When determining if 148/107 is a good blood pressure, we looked at the American Heart Association’s blood pressure chart below.

If your blood pressure becomes too high, you’re at a greater risk for heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, and problems with your eyes. High blood pressure has been on the rise in recent years, following a period of decline earlier in the 21st Century. 2  What You Need to Know About Blood Pressure Average by Age in Adults