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Answer # 1 #

The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not fixed and depends on your individual circumstances. However, most doctors agree that the ideal blood pressure for a physically healthy person is around 120/80mmHg.

A normal blood pressure reading is classed as less than 130/80mmHg.

The heart is a muscle that is designed to constantly pump blood around the body. It pumps blood that is low in oxygen towards the lungs, through the venous 'pipeline' (veins), where it receives a fresh supply of oxygen.

Once the blood is fully oxygenated, the heart pumps the oxygen-rich blood around the body so that the oxygen can be used by the body’s muscles and cells, through the arterial 'pipeline' (arteries).

Blood pressure is defined as the amount of pressure that is exerted on the artery walls as blood moves through them. It is measured in millimetres of mercury, or mmHg.

A more detailed explanation is provided below.

Two measurements are used to measure blood pressure:

Both the systolic and diastolic pressures are measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

The figures are usually represented with the systolic pressure first, followed by the diastolic pressure. Therefore, if your GP says that your blood pressure is '120 over 80', or 120/80mmHg, they mean that you have a systolic pressure of 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 80mmHg.

More about the diagnosis of high blood pressure

High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems.

The only way to find out whether you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Ask your GP when you are next due for yours to be checked.

Find out more about the symptoms of high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition, it is estimated that 18% of adult men and 13% of adult women have high blood pressure but are not getting treatment for it.

In 90-95% of cases, there is no single identifiable reason for a rise in blood pressure. But all available evidence shows that lifestyle plays a significant role in regulating your blood pressure.

Risk factors for high blood pressure include:

Also, for reasons not fully understood, people of Afro-Caribbean and South Asian origin (Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi) are more likely to develop high blood pressure than other ethnic groups.

More about the causes of high blood pressure and how high blood pressure is prevented

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases such as:

Diabetes and kidney disease are also linked to high blood pressure complications.

More about complications of high blood pressure

High blood pressure can be managed or controlled by making changes to your lifestyle, such as:

Medication that can help you lower your blood pressure is also available.

Answer # 2 #

Normal Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is measured by taking two different measurements of the pressure within your arteries: systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure, the first or top number of the blood pressure reading, is the highest level of pressure in your arteries, which occurs when your heart muscle contracts and forces a burst of blood into the aorta. Diastolic pressure, which is the bottom number, is the pressure that exists within your arteries between heart muscle contractions, which is when your heart is filling with blood.

If your blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury or mm Hg (the unit of measurement that is used to describe blood pressure), you have normal blood pressure. This means that your systolic pressure is less than 120 mm/Hg and your diastolic reading is less than 80 mm/Hg.

Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day, so it is normal for your blood pressure to change from reading to reading. Your blood pressure is considered normal if it is less than 120/80 mm Hg most of the time.

Prehypertension: When Blood Pressure Is Above Normal

If your blood pressure is higher than 120/80 mm Hg — meaning that one or both of these numbers are higher — your doctor may take a number of readings over time, and possibly have you track your blood pressure at home to get more information before making a diagnosis of hypertension.

If you have prehypertension, your blood pressure is above normal, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of hypertension. Prehypertension is considered to be a systolic pressure of 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89. If your systolic pressure and diastolic pressure are not in the same category, you are considered to be in the more severe category of the two.

People who have prehypertension are likely to eventually develop hypertension, unless they take steps to lower their blood pressure. If you have prehypertension, your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of hypertension.

Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension

Hypertension is diagnosed when your systolic pressure is 140 mm Hg or above or when your diastolic pressure is 90 or above. In people who have diabetes or kidney disease, hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg or higher. The higher your blood pressure is, the greater your risk of developing blood pressure-related complications such as heart disease, heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure.

The first stage of hypertension is called stage 1 hypertension. The systolic pressure is 140 to 159 mm Hg or your diastolic pressure is 90 to 99 mm Hg. The next stage of hypertension, stage 2 hypertension, is diagnosed when your systolic pressure is 160 mm Hg or higher or your diastolic pressure is 100 mm Hg or higher.

A diagnosis of hypertension means that you need treatment to get your blood pressure under control. Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes and high blood pressure medication to help manage your blood pressure.

Hypertensive Crisis: A High Blood Pressure Emergency

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Answer # 3 #

According to the American Heart Association, a normal blood pressure reading is lower than 120/80. While there is no specific number for low blood pressure, most experts say blood pressure is too low when it causes symptoms or drops suddenly. In general, though, low blood pressure can be considered anything under 90/60.

A blood pressure reading of 128/95 is pronounced "128 over 95." You may also see it written colloquially as 128/95 bp.

In a blood pressure reading of 128/95, 128 is called the systolic number and 95 is called the diastolic number. Systolic refers to the part of the cardiac cycle in which the heart contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries, and diastolic refers to the part of the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood. You may also hear the systolic and diastolic numbers referred to as the top number and the bottom number.

Systolic and diastolic readings are measured in mmHg, which is a unit of pressure equal to the pressure that can support a column of mercury 1 millimeter high. Hg is the chemical symbol for mercury. For a blood pressure reading of 128/95, you would pronounce it "128 over 95 millimeters of mercury."

In a doctor's office, blood pressure is traditionally taken manually by a doctor or nurse with a sphygmomanometer. A sphygmomanometer is a medical instrument with an inflatable cuff and pressure meter or dial. The sphygmomanometer is placed snugly around the upper arm and is inflated by hand, and the doctor or nurse listens to the brachial artery with a stethoscope as they gradually reduce the pressure of the cuff. When the whooshing sound of blood is first heard through the stethoscope, the doctor or nurse makes note of the reading on the pressure meter. This indicates the systolic blood pressure reading. When the sound disappears, the reading on the pressure meter indicates the diastolic pressure reading.

Blood pressure can also be taken at home using a number of a digital devices. They typically consist of an inflatable cuff and digital display and simply work by placing the cuff around the upper arm and pressing a button, after which the cuff inflatess, deflates, and displays a reading. The most popular blood pressure machines for home use are made by Omron, Beurer, and Paramed, amongst many others.

One thing to keep in mind is that blood pressure can vary by time of day and activity level, so if you're taking it at home it's important to check it around the same time each day and rest for a few minutes ahead of time to limit as many variables as possible. It can also be affected by eating.

Blood pressure tends to rise in the hours before waking and then drop in the afternoon and evening before dropping to its lowest point while sleeping, so one popular recommendation is to check it just after waking up and just before bed to identify trends in how it varies from morning until night. Because of this, you might find that if your blood pressure is 128/95 in the morning, it might be lower before bed, and vice versa. Of course, these are just general rules of thumb and may vary by the individual.

If you have an HSA as part of your health insurance plan, you'll be pleased to find that blood pressure monitors, blood pressure cuffs, and wrist blood pressure monitors are all eligible, including smart blood pressure monitors like the offerings from Qardio and Withings.

Sphygmomanometer is pronounced sfig-moh-muh-'nah-mi-ter. Easy!

The following table shows related blood pressure readings because sometimes just one number can make all the difference.

Please note that if a field is blank, it's not an accident—it simply means a record doesn't exist for that particular blood pressure. This could be because going forward or backward would create a blood pressure reading that wouldn't make sense, or because that blood pressure simply doesn't exist in our records.

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