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What does a blood pressure of 138 over 97 mean?

What does a blood pressure of 138 over 97 mean?

normal: less than 120/80 mm Hg. elevated: systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80. stage 1 hypertension: systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89. stage 2 hypertension: systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg.

Is a 138 over 100 blood pressure high?

Normal: Below 120. Elevated: 120-129. Stage 1 high blood pressure (also called hypertension): 130-139. Stage 2 hypertension: 140 or more.

What happens when your blood pressure is over 180?

If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and you are experiencing signs of possible organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision or difficulty speaking, do not wait to see if your pressure comes down on its own.

How can you tell if your blood pressure is high in the UK?

Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.

When to seek medical attention for high blood pressure?

Hypertensive crisis. This stage of high blood pressure requires medical attention. If your blood pressure readings suddenly exceed 180/120 mm Hg, wait five minutes and then test your blood pressure again. If your readings are still unusually high, contact your doctor immediately.

When to call 9-1-1 for high blood pressure?

In most cases, high blood pressure does not cause headaches or nosebleeds. If your blood pressure is unusually high AND you have headache or nosebleed and are feeling unwell, wait five minutes and retest. If your reading remains at 180/120 mm Hg or higher, call 9-1-1.

Which is higher 138 / 98 or high blood pressure?

Systolic reading of 138 is in the Prehypertension range. Diastolic reading of 98 is in the High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 range. Therefore, 138/98 is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1. Note: Your blood pressure reading may have been recorded wrong and our information above may not apply to you.

What does 138 mm Hg diastolic stand for?

The 138 mm Hg Systolic refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and the 98 mm Hg Diastolic is the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats. When determining if 138/98 is a good blood pressure, we looked at the American Heart Association’s blood pressure chart below.

What is the diastolic reading for high blood pressure?

Diastolic reading of 98 is in the High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 range. Therefore, 138/98 is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1.

In most cases, high blood pressure does not cause headaches or nosebleeds. If your blood pressure is unusually high AND you have headache or nosebleed and are feeling unwell, wait five minutes and retest. If your reading remains at 180/120 mm Hg or higher, call 9-1-1.