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What are high blood pressure levels?
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 140/90 or greater
There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90.
Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit.

In brief: 140/90 or greater
There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90.
Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 140/90
130/80 if you have diabetes.

In brief: 140/90
130/80 if you have diabetes.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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