Is Blood Pressure 157/79 High at 18?

Published on, 02 November, 2023. Answered by Dr. Nagi Azzi and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Is a blood pressure reading of 157/79 at the age of 18 a cause for concern, or is it just considered high?


Answered by Dr. Nagi Azzi


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Isolated Systolic Hypertension: The 157/79 reading indicates a specific type of high blood pressure.


Avoid Single Reading Conclusions: Don't base decisions on one measurement; ensure blood pressure is taken in a relaxed state.


Modify Lifestyle Factors: Reduce salt intake, limit caffeine, and quit smoking to promote better blood pressure levels.


Consistent High Readings: If blood pressure remains consistently above 130/80, seek medical evaluation promptly.




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