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There's a big difference between my systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers (140/70). Is that bad?

I am trying to figure out whether a big difference between my systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers (140/70) is a warning sign of an imminent health problem. Should I be concerned?

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Asked: 05 Apr '12, 21:41
Cecil Cecil
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Yes, you should be concerned about your systolic blood pressure (top number, 140) . According to the American Heart Association, your systolic blood pressure should be below 120. A systolic blood pressure number of 140 or higher is considered to be hypertension (high blood pressure). You diastolic blood pressure number (bottom number, 70) is within normal range as it is below 80.

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Answered: 08 Apr '12, 16:34
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Garrett Garrett
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