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What is healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges ?

Do you know what is healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges? Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is fundamental to overall health and prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems.
But what’s healthy? The American Heart Association offers this chart of healthy and unhealthy ranges:

Blood Pressure
Category
Systolic
mm Hg (upper #)

Diastolic
mm Hg (lower #)

Normal
less than 120
and
less than 80

Prehypertension
120 – 139
or
80 – 89

High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 1
140 – 159
or
90 – 99

High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 2
160 or higher
or
100 or higher

Hypertensive Crisis
(Emergency care needed)

Higher than 180

or

Higher than 110

 
If your blood pressure is higher than 180/110 mm Hg and you ARE having symptoms such as chest pain, shortness [...]