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What is considered slightly elevated blood pressure?

What is considered slightly elevated blood pressure?

The bottom number is the diastolic, which measures the pressure on your blood vessels between beats when the heart is at rest. For example, a reading of 110/70 is within normal range for blood pressure; 126/72 is an elevated blood pressure; a reading of 135/85 is stage 1 (mild) hypertension, and so on (see table).

Is it common to have high blood pressure in your 30s?

Even if you’re a young adult, you aren’t too young to be affected by high blood pressure. In fact, almost half of adults over the age of 20 have elevated or high blood pressure — even if they appear healthy. High blood pressure doesn’t cause obvious symptoms, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored.

What should your blood pressure be at age 30?

Some people had slightly above-normal blood pressure (120/80 to 139/89) when they were still under age 30. This level is not high enough to be considered high blood pressure. It is known as prehypertension.

How does high blood pressure affect young men?

Younger vs. Older Men With High Blood Pressure. Younger men with high blood pressure typically have high diastolic pressure while older men have high systolic pressure. “In young men, the diastolic pressure rises because the heart is pumping harder,” says Lackland.

Why does systolic pressure rise in young men?

Younger men with high blood pressure typically have high diastolic pressure while older men have high systolic pressure. “In young men, the diastolic pressure rises because the heart is pumping harder,” says Lackland. “In older men, the systolic pressure rises and stiffens arteries.

What causes high blood pressure in older adults?

In secondary hypertension, the cause may be kidney disease; hormonal imbalance; or drugs, including cocaine or alcohol. According to the JNC 7, half the adult population is prehypertensive or hypertensive, and because blood pressure increases with age, most people will become hypertensive if they live long enough.

Some people had slightly above-normal blood pressure (120/80 to 139/89) when they were still under age 30. This level is not high enough to be considered high blood pressure. It is known as prehypertension.

Is it common for young men to have high blood pressure?

“Young men are less likely than older men to believe they have hypertension and less likely to go back to the doctor,” says Daniel Lackland, DrPH, spokesman for the American Society of Hypertension.

What does a high red blood cell count mean?

A high red blood cell count means the number of red blood cells in your bloodstream is higher than normal. Normal red blood cell counts are: For men, 4.7 to 6.1 million red blood cells per microliter of blood For women, 4.2 to 5.4 million red blood cells per microliter of blood

Younger men with high blood pressure typically have high diastolic pressure while older men have high systolic pressure. “In young men, the diastolic pressure rises because the heart is pumping harder,” says Lackland. “In older men, the systolic pressure rises and stiffens arteries.