Your blood pressure is 172 over 87?
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 2
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 2
Requirement for a blood pressure Hypertension Stage 2 is a value of 160-179 over 100-109.
If your systolic (upper) would increase from 172 mmHg to -52 mmHg and your diastolic (lower) value would increase by -7 mmHg your blood pressure would be no more 'Hypertension Stage 2' but 'Hypertension Stage 3'.
What is Hypertension Stage 2 Blood Pressure
Risks of Hypertension Stage 2 Blood Pressure
There are a myriad of risks associated with the onset of hypertension stage 2. For one, hypertension is a huge risk factor for peripheral arterial disease, chronic kidney disease, aneurysms within the arteries, strokes and basic heart disease. Those with this condition will also find that it can even lower life expectancy. There are also two different diseases that a person with hypertension stage 2 is at risk of developing if left untreated, including coronary artery disease and what is known as hypertensive heart disease. What Can Help Safeguard Against Hypertension Stage 2 Blood PressureIn order to prevent hypertension stage 2, there are several dietary restrictions and weight tips that you should stick by. For instance, it's important to stay at a normal body rate, which can be aided with physical exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Eat at least 5-6 portions of fruits and vegetables per day as well. It's also recommended that you keep your sodium intake under 2.4 grams each day. All of this will help you keep hypertension blood pressure at bay.
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- Understanding Hypertension Stage 3