Is 122/60 Too High A Blood Pressure?


Asked by Jena

Is 122/60 Too High A Blood Pressure?

I took my blood pressure and it was 122/60. The parameters say that 120 and above is borderline high blood pressure. Why would one number be over twice as much as the other?


The goal blood pressure for most people is less then 120/80, although anything less then 140/90 usually does not require therapy with medication. Your blood pressure of 122/60 is good and shouldn't cause you to worry! Your blood pressure maybe actually even be a little lower then that if you hadn't been sitting for at least 5 minutes prior to taking the reading, if you had to go to the bathroom, or if you had smoked or drank caffeine within the past hour of taking your pressure.

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