What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is called a “silent killer,” because it doesn’t usually cause symptoms while it is causing this damage. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. It is the most common cardiovascular disease.

  1. If your systolic pressure is 130-139, you have stage 1 hypertension.
  2. If the systolic pressure is over 140, you have stage 2 hypertension.
  3. If it is 180 or more, you must call 911. That means you have a hypertension crisis/emergency.

Reminder: you should also pay attention to low blood pressure(hypotension).

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