Is blood pressure of 120/90 normal?

A blood pressure reading of 120/90 is not considered normal.

  • The first number, 120, represents the systolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and pumps blood out.
  • The second number, 90, represents the diastolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest between beats.

In this reading, the systolic pressure of 120 is within the normal range (less than 120 is considered normal), but the diastolic pressure of 90 is in the stage 1 hypertension range.

Blood pressure readings are classified as follows:

  • Normal: Systolic less than 120 and diastolic less than 80
  • Elevated: Systolic 120-129 and diastolic less than 80
  • Stage 1 hypertension: Systolic 130-139 or diastolic 80-89
  • Stage 2 hypertension: Systolic 140 or higher or diastolic 90 or higher

Therefore, while the systolic pressure is normal, the diastolic pressure indicates stage 1 hypertension. It’s advisable to monitor blood pressure regularly and consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and guidance on managing blood pressure levels.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

1. what is the normal blood pressure level for human?

A:- The normal blood pressure level is considered to be in range of 120/80

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