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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.

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it depends on the age buddy-normally age +40

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There are other factors. Blood pressure is a silent killer, and most people are unaware they have high blood for years before they are actually diagnosed.
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Normal systolic is under 120 and diastolic is less than 80. You have high blood pressure if your systolic is 140 - 159 and diastolic is 90-99

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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.

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First, the mayo clinic says "below 120 and below 80" are normal. Each number, systolic and diastolic are listed separately, because if either number is high, then you have high blood... period.

systolic of 120-139 and diastolic of 80-89 are considered prehypertension
systolic of 140-159 and diastolic of 90-99 stage 1 hypertension
systolic of 160 or more and diastolic of 100 or more are stage 2 hypertension

That's the Mayo clinic's chart, but if you fall in prehypertension, talk to your doctor. Your future health will be worth it.

Use the monitor for about 2 weeks, checking your bp at random times each day as well as anytime you might feel it needs to be tested. Try to check your bp at least 3 or 4 times each day, because your bp is never quite the same at any given time.

When you see your doctor, bring your readings in with you. It will help him or her get a more complete picture of your current blood pressure status, which is very important for proper treatment.

If you do have high or pre high blood pressure, the doctor might start you on medication to normalize your bp, and he might also order blood work to make sure there aren't any underlying conditions causing your high blood that need to be treated separately or differently.

If you are prescribed medication, continue using the monitor randomly over the next month. The doctor will have probably asked you to come back at that time to see if the medication made a difference. Sometimes it takes several tries to find a medication that works well.

Good luck, and if this was tmi... I'm sorry, lol.
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