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WHAT WOULD 160/102 IN BLOOD PRESSURE MEAN

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I JUST TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT SAID 160/102
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr A Gupta replied 9 years ago.
It means grade2 hypertension. This blood pressure is high and should be confirmed with atleast 3 readings before starting treatment. For now diet modification and exercise is advised.

Diet low in sodium i.e. salt is recommended. Also light to moderate exercose for atleast 30 minutes a day is advised.

If the blood pressure remains high after a trial of diet and exercise and 3 reading confirm high blood pressure, treatment with medications like HCTZ, atenolol should be started.

I hope this helps.
Regards.