Stage 1 hypertension definition

Mild high blood pressure.

A condition in which your blood pressure is chronically elevated above normal or optimal levels. (It has been elevated on two or more occasions over a period of time.)

Stage 1 hypertension is generally defined as having a systolic blood pressure of 140-159 mmHg OR a diastolic blood pressure of 90-99 mmHg or higher.

You may also have stage 1 hypertension if you are taking medication to lower your blood pressure.

Related terms: blood pressure reading, hypertension, prehypertension, stage 2 hypertension, white coat hypertension

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