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Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.

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When are BP numbers are too close?
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ou8123 posted:
What does it mean and when should I seek help for my numbers getting too close together. 159/113 ?
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi ou8123,

Is this your personal blood pressure reading? If so, please call your doctor immediately and let them know about your high blood pressure. I am not a medical professional, but want to suggest that you should be focusing more on where your numbers are in comparison to the normal blood pressure reading which is 120/80, instead of their relation to each other.

According to the WebMD Causes of High Blood Pressure :
  • Normal: Less than 120/80
  • Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89
  • Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159/90-99
  • Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above
I hope that you contact a physician and keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck and please take care of yourself!
Best Wishes! Amelia


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