Blood Pressure Numbers

Table of Blood Pressure Numbers

The following table outlines the different categories of blood pressure for adults based on the numbers.
 
 
Blood Pressure Level (mmHg)
Category
Systolic
 
Diastolic
Normal
< 120
and
< 80
120-139
or
80-89
High Blood Pressure
Stage 1 hypertension
140–159
or
90–99
Stage 2 hypertension
160
or
100
 
When systolic and diastolic blood pressures fall into different categories, the higher category should be used to classify blood pressure level. For example, 160/80 mmHg would be stage 2 hypertension (high blood pressure).
 
Ouch! 6 Types of Pain You Might Experience When Getting a Stent

Blood Pressure Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.