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By Anonymous October 19, 2017 - 5:47am
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Blood pressure readings are expressed in millimeters of mercury. This unit is abbreviated as mm Hg. A normal reading would be any blood pressure below 120/80 mm Hg and above 90/60 mm Hg.

Numbers higher than 120/80 mm Hg are a red flag that you need to take on heart-healthy habits.

When your systolic (upper number) pressure is between 120 and 139 mm Hg or your diastolic (lower number) pressure is between 80 and 89 mm Hg, it means you have prehypertension.


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