HYPERTENSION

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BLOOD

PRESSURE SYSTOLIC = Maximum pressure in blood vessels when heart beats

DIASTOLIC = Minimum pressure in blood vessels when heart relaxes between beats

HYPERTENSION = High Blood Pressure CATEGORY SYSTOLIC (MM Hg)

DIASTOLIC(mm Hg) Optimal < 120 and < 80 Normal < 130 and < 85 High-normal 130 – 139 or 85 – 89

HYPERTENSION Stage 1 (mild) 140 – 159 or 90 – 99 Stage 2 (moderate) 160 – 179 or 100 – 10