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What is "normal" blood pressure?

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A blood pressure reading has a top number (systolic) and bottom number (diastolic). Normal blood pressure is less than 120 over 80 (120/80).

People whose blood pressure is above the normal range should ask their doctor how to lower it.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

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