Blood Pressure

To our clients:

In order to give you the best care possible, our nurses follow these guidelines for your blood pressure:

**Blood pressure over 140 systolic (top number) or 90 diastolic (bottom number) is considered high.

Blood pressure stages:

1)     Normal:  less than 130 systolic or less than 85 diastolic

2)    High Normal:  130-139 systolic or 85-89 diastolic

3)    Hypertension and high blood pressure:

Stage 1            140-159 systolic          or         90-99 diastolic

Stage 2            160-179 systolic          or         100-109 diastolic

Stage 3            180-209 systolic          or         110-119 diastolic

Stage 4            210/higher systolic      or         120/higher diastolic

*Stage 3 or 4 readings will be referred immediately to your doctor.

*Stage 1 or 2 are referred after 3 readings in a row.

**People on a hypertension medication should have a target blood pressure from their doctor.

Some facts about High Blood Pressure

Nutrition Rx for High Blood PressureStudy finds that a diet low in fat and rich in low fat dairy foods and fruits and vegetables can help lower blood pressure.

*High blood pressure is the leading indicator of a person’s risk for stroke or heart disease.

*High blood pressure can be helped by a diet high in low fat daily foods, fruits and vegetables.

*High blood pressure can be helped by weight control and exercise.

*High blood pressure can be helped by control of stress.

Nutrition Rx for High Blood Pressure

Study finds that a diet low in fat and rich in low fat dairy foods and fruits and vegetables can help lower blood pressure.

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