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My blood pressure is 117/84. How good or bad is that Is ...

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My blood pressure is 117/84. How good or bad is that? Is there something I should do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 8 years ago.


Normal systolic blood pressure is less than 120 mm of Hg & that of diastolic is Less than 80.Diastoloic blood pressure between 80-89 mm of Hg is called prehypertension. At this stage you dont require any medication.Your blood pressure is not raised.Drink plenty of water.Limit your alcohol & avoid smoking.If you are overweight,then loose weight.Eat a healthy diet. Eat less fat and sodium.



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