What Is the Blood Pressure Range for Hypertension?

Q:
What is the blood pressure range for hypertension?

A:
Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP) or arterial hypertension, is a kind of long-term medical condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is continuously elevated.

Millimeters of mercury (mmHg) is used to measure hypertension which is normally 100–130 millimeters mercury (mmHg) systolic and 60–80 mmHg diastolic. For most adults, high blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently at or above 130/90 or 140/90 mmHg, and treatment is needed then.

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