Women are diagnosed with hypertension when a reading measures a systolic value greater than 140 milliliters of mercury and a diastolic value greater than 80 milliliters of mercury, according to Mayo Clinic. This criteria... More »

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A person can know if his blood pressure is too high by using a device that checks the diastolic and systolic pressure, says the Centers for Disease Control. Then, the readings are compared to a chart that tells the patie... More »

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A sustained systolic reading of at least 160 millimeters of mercury or a diastolic reading of at least 100 millimeters of mercury indicates high blood pressure, also called stage 2 hypertension, according to Mayo Clinic.... More »

A blood pressure reading of 150 over 100 millimeters of mercury indicates that a person may have severe hypertension, according to Mayo Clinic. A physician takes at least two-to-three blood pressure readings before she d... More »

A sustained systolic reading of at least 160 millimeters of mercury or a diastolic reading of at least 100 millimeters of mercury indicates high blood pressure, also called stage 2 hypertension, according to Mayo Clinic.... More »

A blood pressure reading of 200/180 does not fall within the range for a normal blood pressure and is considered to be stage 2 hypertension, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Normal blood pressure readings are 120/80 or below fo... More »

A healthy diet for managing hypertension is the DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, according to the Mayo Clinic. The DASH diet focuses on foods such as fruits and vegetables that contain... More »

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