120/100 blood pressure what risk?

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Is a 120/100 can cause stroke?

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  • Posted

    If the diastolic (and the systolic - upper reading) is consistently high, then you're more at risk.

    If it's only that high occasionally, then no.

    If you're worried about the risk of stroke, see your doctor as soon as you can.

    • Posted

      my usuall bp is 120/90.. and my mistake i smoke a cigaret then take a blood pressure.


  • Posted

    Not immediately.  Not this year.  Maybe in five to ten.  And actually, the 120 is low enough that the 100 may be a bad read.
    • Posted

      thanks for the reply..it lessen my worry..
    • Posted

      martymarbella....In my opinion, you're just fine. If you smoked then immediately took your bp readings, it very very likely would not be accurate. If smoking, you should wait 1/2 hr before taking a reading. 120/100 isn't too bad, but the diastolic (lower number) is a little high. You said yourself, that when you take your bp & you haven't smoked, the reading is usually 120/90. If you're uncertain about this, consult your Dr. You also didn't state your age...but I most certainly would keep an eye on the diastolic reading. If you're fairly young, your Dr. would want to know about an elevated diastolic number or any real elevated number for that matter.

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      Thank you mike! what you've said helps me relax.. maybe may anxiety kicks in thats why i worried too much..

    • Posted

      You're welcome, buddy!. Anxiety is not a good thing for the body at all., & YES, it can cause a spike in bp.

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