Lisa, is my blood pressure normal?
One of the first things a nursing professor will tell nursing students is there is no such thing as normal. However, there is a standard of care or average of expectations.
In 2013, the ranges for blood pressure standards of care was 140/90 for a non-diabetic patient. Diabetic patient’s standards of care was 130/80. Understandably, diabetics need to keep a closer eye on their wandering blood pressure levels.
In 2014, the new standards rolled out after years of evidence-based results and agreement by health officials and providers. Adults over the age of 60 will now see the standards of care for blood pressure at 150/90 for non-diabetics. Diabetics over 60 will see the standards increase to 140/90.
To diagnosis high blood pressure, a 60 year old will need to have two readings at two different visits, over 150/90 to be considered a patient with high blood pressure.
But Lisa, what can I do to prevent high blood pressure?
Increase water intake, exercise daily up to 30 minutes, and weight loss of twenty pounds may help lower blood pressure results.
If you are currently experiencing high blood pressure, visit your provider regularly, take your blood pressure medication daily, and include the prevention items listed in your daily activities.
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