A blood pressure reading above 180/120 mm Hg indicates a serious health problem.
The AHA refers to these high measurements as a “hypertensive crisis.” Blood pressure in this range requires urgent treatment even if there are no accompanying symptoms.26 Jan 2018
What is a dangerous level for high blood pressure?
It is not true – an optimal blood pressure level is 120/80mmHg or lower, and high blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or higher, whatever your age. The lower your blood pressure the lower your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease will be. For a blood pressure chart of readings, click here.
What is considered stroke level high blood pressure?
A hypertensive crisis is a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke. Extremely high blood pressure — a top number (systolic pressure) of 180 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher or a bottom number (diastolic pressure) of 120 mm Hg or higher — can damage blood vessels.
When should you go to the ER with high blood pressure?
Seek emergency care if your blood pressure reading is 180/110 or higher and you have any of the following symptoms, which may be signs of organ damage: Chest pain. Shortness of breath. Numbness or weakness.
Which blood pressure number is most important?
Doctors now know that high systolic pressure is as important as high diastolic pressure — and even more important in people older than age 50. Having a high systolic pressure for a long period of time can increase your risk of having significant cardiovascular problems, such as a heart attack or stroke.
What if my blood pressure is 160 110?
When these symptoms occur, it is because of a sudden spike in blood pressure, which is nothing short of a medical emergency. Continuous blood pressure readings between 160/110 and 180/110 indicate Stage II hypertension.Stage II Hypertension is a cause for concern as it can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
How can I lower my blood pressure immediately?
Here are 17 effective ways to lower your blood pressure levels:
- Increase activity and exercise more.
- Lose weight if you’re overweight.
- Cut back on sugar and refined carbohydrates.
- Eat more potassium and less sodium.
- Eat less processed food.
- Stop smoking.
- Reduce excess stress.
- Try meditation or yoga.
24 Apr 2018