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Last edited at 10:08AM on 11/4/2013
Your normal blood pressure should be 120/80. 120 represents the systolic measurement and 80 represents Diastolic. Systolic should range from 90 to 119 and Diastolic should range from 60 to 79. Anything over that, you should be concerned.
120/80 is the highest "normal" number. It is often included in the category of pre-high blood pressure, especially if a person were high risk, due to family history or something.
If your blood is consistently 120/80 or higher you should definitely talk to your doctor about what steps to take for your health. If either number falls into "high" blood pressure territory, you should talk to your doctor asap. Get a blood pressure monitor from the drug store. They cost as little as 20 dollars to much more, but it'll be worth it if you do have high bp. Don't get a wrist cuff. They aren't as accurate.
I'll explain what to do and why having a monitor is important in the comments.