Hypertension - know your numbers and know what they mean

Normal blood pressure

  • Less than 120 systolic (top) pressure
  • Less than 80 diastolic (bottom) pressure


  • 120-139 systolic (top) pressure
  • 80-89 diastolic (bottom) pressure
    (These individuals are at increased risk for developing hypertension in the future)

High blood pressure

  • 140 or above systolic (top) pressure
  • 90 or above diastolic (bottom) pressure