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andy scott | 16:03 Mon 03rd Jul 2006 | Body & Soul
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according to the world health organization what are the recommended blood pressure levels


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120/80, is about the average BP of a healthy adult, but dont know what the WHO recommend
140/90 (130/80 in diabetes and other conditions of increased risk). Age is not a factor.
I responded in your previous question. However, WHO Classification Table � for adults :

Optimal less than 120 and less than 80
Normal less than 130 or less than 85
High-Normal 130-139 or 85-89
Stage 1 Hypertension 140-159 or 90-99
Stage 2 Hypertension 160-179 or 100-109
Stage 3 Hypertension greater or equal to 180 or greater or equal to110
To clarify, the first number relates to Systolic BP and the 2nd is Diastolic all in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers � the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). High blood pressure is 140 and higher for systolic.
ive been suffering with high blood pressure for few months now had blood tests came back fine apart from being anemic,im waiting for a 24hr blood pressure thing on me it was 160/80 the first time i went down to 151/70 they cant understand why its so high

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