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Hypertension Management

Understanding Your Health

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure taken. Know your numbers so you can make the changes that help prevent or limit damage.

Your blood pressure reading has two numbers. The top number is the systolic, which measures the pressure on the blood vessel walls when your heart beats. The bottom number is the diastolic, which measures the pressure on your blood vessels between beats when the heart is at rest.

For example, a reading of 110/70 is within normal range for blood pressure; 126/72 is an elevated blood pressure; a reading of 135/85 is stage 1 (mild) hypertension, and so on (see table).

Knowing Your Numbers


Under 120/80 mmHg

Elevated Blood Pressure

120-129/Less Than 80 mmHg

Stage I Hypertension (Mild)

130-139/or Diastolic between 80-89 mmHg

Stage 2 Hypertension (Moderate)

140/90 mmHg or Higher

Hypertensive Crisis (Get Emergency Care)

180/120 mmHg or Higher

Health Care

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GEM Healthcare Consulting LLC

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Lakeport, CA 95453