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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: What are the causes of high pulse pressure?

 Anonymous - Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:43 pm

wondering what could cause high pulse pressure (greater than 50) and better yet - how to bring that number down. recently my BP has ranged from 121/74 to 113/58. I'm an healthy active 21yo - and want to stay that way. Thanks!
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:24 am

User avatar Your blood pressure (which is what you are talking about) is fine! Normal range is 120/80 to 140/90. Even if it falls some below, it is fine as long as your aren't feeling faint or passing out. Active, healthy people tend to run lower pressures. Don't worry, you're fine if you do not have any symptoms.

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