What Is “Normal” Blood Pressure?
There are several categories of blood pressure, including:
- Normal: Less than 120/80
- Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89
- Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159/90-99
- Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above
- People whose blood pressure is above the normal range should consult their doctor about methods for lowering it.