Your blood pressure is 196 over 89?
What your blood pressure values meanYour blood pressure is: Prehypertension / High normal
But regarding your systolic (upper) value your blood pressure is rather:
Way too high - Hypertension Stage 3 / Hypertensive crisis
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 3
Requirement for hypertension stage 3 is a value of over 180 over 110.
If you are getting these values on multiple checks please consider finding a doctor as soon as possible.
The values given are highly dangerous on a long term. Find out more about Hypertension Stage 3 here.
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