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