Your blood pressure is 156 over 88?
What your blood pressure values meanYour blood pressure is: Prehypertension / High normal
But regarding your systolic (upper) value your blood pressure is rather: Too high - Hypertension Stage 1
If you are getting two different types of classification for your blood pressure it is more likely to chose the one that is considered worse, e.g. if your systolic (upper) value is 'normal' and your diastolic (lower) value is 'high normal', consider 'high normal' as your classification.
Scale / Classification as diagram
Your blood pressure too high - Hypertension Stage 1
Requirement for a blood pressure Hypertension Stage 1 is a value of 140-159 over 90-99.
If your systolic (upper) would increase from 156 mmHg to -36 mmHg and your diastolic (lower) value would increase by -8 mmHg your blood pressure would be no more 'Hypertension Stage 1' but 'Hypertension Stage 2'.
Causes and Risks of Hypertension Stage 1
Stage 1 hypertension can cause damage to a person’s kidneys, liver and heart if he or she does not receive treatment for it. Therefore, a physician will most likely implement a dietary plan for a person with stage 1 hypertension. He or she may also prescribe pharmaceutical drugs such as thiazide, lisinopril, nadolol or diltiazem. A person who is over the age of 20 should receive a blood pressure reading a least once every two years to check for high blood pressure. Quick action is the best defense against the condition.
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- Understanding Hypertension Stage 1
- Understanding Hypertension Stage 2