My B/p Is 156/86

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Asked by richard ruocco

My B/p Is 156/86

y b/pis 156/86 hr 58 its been as high as 180/104 i took my bp meds its been high yesterday as well. i did eat very salty food yesterday But i thought it would be down by now

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Hi Richard Ruocco: American Heart Association Recommendations are as follows: 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 Stage II-Systolic: 160 or higher or Diastolic: 100 or higher Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency Care Needed)-Systolic: Higher than 180 or Diastolic: Higher than 110.