Is 160 90 blood pressure too high?

Is 160 90 blood pressure too high?

As a general guide: high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80) ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

Is 161 over 89 a good blood pressure?

normal: less than 120/80 mm Hg. pre-hypertensive: systolic between 120-139 or diastolic between 80-89. stage 1 hypertension: systolic 140-159 or diastolic 90-99. stage 2 hypertension: systolic 160 or higher or diastolic 100 or higher.

How can I lower my blood pressure 160 90?

Stop high blood pressure and stop your blood pressure from increasing

  1. Be physically active for 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week.
  2. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products and other foods low in fat and salt.
  3. Eat less salt in your diet.

What does it mean if your blood pressure is over 160?

Hypertension Stage 2 is when blood pressure is consistently ranging at levels greater than 160/100 mm Hg. At this stage of high blood pressure, doctors are likely to prescribe a combination of blood pressure medications along with lifestyle changes. This is when high blood pressure requires emergency medical attention.

What stage of hypertension is 160 90?

Healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80. Prehypertension is a systolic pressure of 120 to 139 or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89. Stage-1 high blood pressure ranges from a systolic pressure of 140 to 159 or a diastolic pressure of 90 to 99. Stage-2 high blood pressure is over 160/100.

What if my blood pressure is 160 80?

A blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher indicates high blood pressure (hypertension). 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).