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  • Blood pressure question

    So recently I had a doctors visit, and had a blood pressure of 128/68 and I'm 20 years old. And I was wondering what is the blood pressure cut off on med exams is? Since I do intend to pursue firefighting as a career. I workout 5-6 times a week and run a 7min mile and a 14:30min 2 mile so I'm working on getting my cardiovascular fitness up which I hope should help lower my BP.

  • #2
    Did the doctor indicate any problem or remedy?

    Is this your normal???

    Suggest even at your age have a heart doctor do a work up, with stress test and maybe nuc, just to make sure you have no problems, plus it gives you a base line to look back at.


    • #3
      He didn't indicate it was a problem I just noticed it when I was handed back my medical report. And I honestly haven't taken a blood pressure reading in awhile so I'm not sure if it's my normal BP or not. I do know in was in traffic and somewhat rushing to get to the appointment since I got off work later than I anticipated, so that may have been a factor in the higher systolic reading considering my diastolic was lower than 70
      Last edited by ANissan951; 05-18-2017, 04:53 PM.


      • #4
        Your BP numbers should be OK. Base line is normally 120/80. 128 will not be a factor.

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        • #5
          Try to do Yoga as it lowers the blood pressure and helps to maintain the blood pressure. Yoga Asanas soothe the nerves and help slow down an abnormal heart rate.

          Go with these Yoga ASANA

          Shishuasana (Child Pose)
          Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
          Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Pose)
          Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
          Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
          Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half Spinal Twist)
          Baddhakonasana (Bound Angle Pose)
          Janusirsasana (One-legged Forward Bend)
          Virasana (Hero Pose)
          Setu Bandhasana (Supported Bridge Pose)
          Ardha Halasana (Half Plough Pose)


          • #6
            These Gentlemen(or ladies) did a good job answering your questions, but I would like to put my two cents in as well.

            The average blood pressure would be 120/80.

            There is an actual range for blood pressure.

            The Systolic(top number) range is from 90 to 140
            The Diastolic(bottom number) range is from 60 to 90

            So your blood pressure, 128/68 is within the normal range.

            Altho your blood pressure is in the normal range, your diastolic number is on the lower side and you should watch it.
            (remember, no one is perfect. we all cant have that 120/80)

            I suggest you talk to your doctor about ways of getting that diastolic number up.

            And as for the exam, you should be fine. I tried researching the cutoff but could not find anything useful. Your best bet would be to get that diastolic number up.


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