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Normal Blood Pressure table – (JNC 7 Classification of Blood Pressure)


BP Classification

Systolic BP (mmHg)

 

Diastolic BP (mmHg)

Normal

<120

and

<80

Prehypertension

120-139

or

80-89

Stage 1 Hypertension

140-159

or

90-99

Stage 2 Hypertension

>=160

or

>=100

Life style Modification that help in reducing your blood pressure

    • Reducing Weight to maintain a Normal Body Mass Index of 18.5-24.9
    • Reducing sodium in the diet to no more than 2.4g of sodium or 6g of sodium chloride
    • Increasing physical activity – regular aerobic exercise such as brisk walking for at least 30 minutes per day more that 4 times a week
    • Consuming alcohol in moderation
    • no more than 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml of ethanol or 24oz beer, or 10oz wine or 3oz of 80proof whiskey
    • no more than 1 drink per day for women and light weights


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