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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2012

    Hi Mehmed Subasic:

     

    Here is the American Heart Association guidelines:

     

    Normal-Systolic: less than 120 and Diastolic: less than 80

    Prehypertension-Systolic: 120-139 or Diastolic: 80-89 High Blood Pressure

    Stage I-Systolic: 140-159 or Diastolic: 90-99 High Blood Pressure

    II-Systolic: 160 or higher or Diastolic: 100 or higher

    Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency Care Needed)-Systolic: Higher than 180 or Diastolic: Higher than 110.

     

    "If your blood pressure reading is higher than normal, your doctor may take several readings over time and/or have you monitor your blood pressure at home before diagnosing you with high blood pressure. A single high reading does not necessarily mean that you have high blood pressure. However, if readings stay at 140/90 mm Hg or above (systolic 140 or above OR diastolic 90 or above) over time, your doctor will likely want you to begin a treatment program. Such a program almost always includes lifestyle changes and often prescription medication for those with readings of 140/90 or higher."

     

    Hope this helps you out,

    Take care,

    Tara

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