Monday, May 3, 2010

Blood pressure of 149/83 at 19 years old????!!!?

i was wondering if this blood pressure is ok at my age, my dad has diabetes which he caught at 19 years old and high blood pressure and it pretty much runs in all of my dads side of family his mom died of a heart attack too i used to smoke and drink but stopped both at the same time for about 3 weeks now (drank every other day) and (smoked about half a pack of newports a day)but i have recently been making changes to my diet and health. i am also african american should i be worried?

Answer on Blood pressure of 149/83 at 19 years old????!!!?

best to get this evaluated by a medical doctor given your family history and you stated you are African American this blood pressure is a little high but there are factors that affect this reading is the machine accurate where you doing anything before the reading was done etc