Your blood pressure is 160 over 140?

Blood pressure 160/140 - what does it mean?

Your blood pressure reading of 160/140 indicates Hypertension Stage 3. It is the most severe case of high blood pressure and usually needs immediate attention by a doctor or health care professional. It is also referred to as Hypertensive Crisis.

If these values come along with symptoms such as headache, nausea, blurry vision or chest pain, seek immediate help and call 911. You might be in a life-threatening situation.

By the way: Your systolic value of 160 mmHg is better than your diastolic value and would classify as Hypertension Stage 2. But if you are getting two different types of classification for your blood pressure it is correct to choose the one that is considered worse.

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What you should know about a blood pressure of 160/140

Requirement for a blood pressure Hypertension Stage 3 is a value of over 180/110. Your blood pressure of 160/140 falls into this range.

If you are getting these values on multiple checks please consider finding a doctor as soon as possible.

The values given are highly dangerous. Find out more about Hypertension Stage 3 here.

Blood Pressure 160/140 on the blood pressure monitor

Blood Pressure 160 over 140 on the blood pressure monitor

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