HBP

Alternative names
High blood pressure; Blood pressure - high

Definition

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is when your blood pressure frequently goes over 140/90.

Pre-hypertension is blood pressure readings from 120-139 over 80-89 on most measurements. If you have pre-hypertension, you are likely to develop high blood pressure at some point, unless you make lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure to normal.

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    Johns Hopkins patient information

    Last revised: December 4, 2012
    by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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