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Blood pressure test is 140/90. Is this ok for 71 year lady

Jun 30, 2015

Is 140/90 okay for 71 year old lady taken while resting in bed after sleeping the night.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

This blood pressure reading is a little high, and if confirmed by a second reading, would be called high blood pressure (low level).

What's key at this point, is to check in with your care provider, have a reading done in a medical setting.

Hope that helps, BY



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