Your blood pressure is 162 over 76?

Blood pressure 162/76 - what does it mean?

Your blood pressure reading of 162/76 indicates Hypertension Stage 2. It is the second stage of high blood pressure.

Hypertension Stage 2 means that the heart has to work hard too to ensure a supply of the entire tissue in the body.

By the way: Your diastolic value of 76 mmHg is better than your systolic value and would classify as Ideal. 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.

Blood Pressure 162/76 on the blood pressure chart

Blood Pressure 162 over 76 on the blood pressure chart

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What you should know about a blood pressure of 162/76

Requirement for a blood pressure Hypertension Stage 2 is a value of 160-179 over 100-109. Your blood pressure of 162/76 falls into this range.

What is Hypertension Stage 2 Blood Pressure

Hypertension stage 2 is a chronic condition that is diagnosed upon readings that put a persons systolic pressure at more than 160, with a diastolic pressure of higher than 100. Unlike earlier forms of hypertension, this cannot be treated solely with a change in diet, though that will help. Those suffering from this condition will often be required to take several different medications in order to keep this condition under control through the lowering of blood pressure. One important thing to keep in mind is that there can be absolutely zero symptoms for Hypertension Stage 2, which is why it's essential to get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis.

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 Pressure

In 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.

Blood Pressure 162/76 on the blood pressure monitor

Blood Pressure 162 over 76 on the blood pressure monitor

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