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Stage 2 hypertension definition

Moderate to severe 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 2 hypertension is generally defined as having a systolic blood pressure of 160 mmHg or higher OR a diastolic blood pressure of 100mmHg or higher.

You may also have stage 2 hypertension if you are taking medication to lower your blood pressure.

Related terms: blood pressure reading, hypertension, prehypertension, stage 1 hypertension, white coat hypertension

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