Your blood pressure can give you a lot of trouble, and many of you’re still unaware of the dangers of hypertension.
Check the following blood pressure categories. Learn how to determine your blood pressure. If the values fall into two different categories, your blood pressure is represented with the higher value. For instance, if your blood pressure reads 125/95 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), you’re dealing with stage 1 hypertension. These values are confirmed by the Mayo Clinic.
|Top number (systolic) in mm Hg||Bottom number (diastolic) in mm Hg||Your category*||Recommendation **|
|Below 120||and below 80||Normal blood pressure||Hold onto healthy lifestyle habits|
|Between 120-139||or between 80-89||Prehypertension||Hold onto healthy lifestyle habits|
|Between 140-159||or between 90-99||Stage 1 hypertension||Hold onto healthy lifestyle habits. If your blood pressure is still high, talk to your doctor about your therapy|
|160 or higher||or 100 or higher||Stage 2 hypertension||Hold onto healthy lifestyle habits. Consult your doctor about more medication|
*Children and teenagers have lower values. Consult your child’s doctor if you suspect that your child deals with hypertension.
**These recommendations refer to hypertension as a single ailment. If you’re dealing with heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or other ailment, your hypertension may require a stronger therapy.
If you’re a healthy adult younger than 60 or if you are diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease, diabetes or coronary artery disease, try to bring your blood pressure lower than 140/90 mm Hg. If you’re 60 and older, go for less than 150/90 mm Hg.
Hypertension is one of the most common ailments today. People suffer from hypertension without even knowing it. A small percent of the sufferers experience dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, blurry vision, vomiting, headaches, nosebleeds, etc.
Watch the video below to understand the values of your blood pressure.
Learn how to make a difference between your blood pressure and heart rate. These two are different, and any abnormalities show different symptoms.
Source: Bare Natural Truth