Your blood pressure is 194/130 mmHg!
From our blood pressure evaluation calculator, your blood pressure is in the EXTREMELY CRITICAL range!
You need to contact a doctor immediately as you are far outside the range of normal blood pressure levels and need to seek help. Please consult them as soon as possible for next steps.
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Blood pressure table to check if you are within the normal limits
Blood pressure numbers are generally divided into categories according to the following table.
|BLOOD PRESSURE DANGER LEVELS||systolic (mmHg)||diastolic (mmHg)|
|LOW BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPOTENSION)||< 99||< 59|
|OPTIMAL AND IDEAL BLOOD PRESSURE||100 - 119||60 - 79|
|NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE||120 - 129||80 - 84|
|ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE||130 - 139||85 - 89|
|HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 1||140 - 159||90 - 99|
|HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 2||160 - 179||100 - 109|
|HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS (consult your doctor immediately)||> 180||> 110|
What does 194/130 mean?
Blood pressure numbers from a blood pressure monitor is checked by measuring your Systolic blood pressure and Diastolic blood pressure
194/130 bp has to be read from top down, the larger 194 number on the screen is the Systolic blood pressure and the lower smaller 130 number is diastolic blood pressure.
To make it easier for doctors and health professionals to read you can say your blood pressure is 194/130.
What does Blood pressure showing a systolic reading of 194 mean?
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High blood pressure in an adult is diagnosed when the systolic number regularly exceeds 140 mmHg or the diastolic number is above 90 mmHg several times. In this case, a doctor should be consulted, as high blood pressure is associated with health risks.
Your systolic blood pressure reading of 194 is shown within our table of values. A Systolic blood pressure reading of 194 measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart beats 194 times and counts up everytime your heart beats.
A reading of 194 indicates that your heart is beating 194 times and exerting 194 times of force against the walls of your arteries creating pressure.Evaluate your blood pressure here
Is Diastolic Blood Pressure of 130 good or bad?
Your Diastolic blood pressure reading of 130 is within the table of blood pressure values shown above. Your Diastolic blood pressure reading of 130 measures the force the heart exerts on the walls of the arteries in between beats.
A reading of 130 indicates that your heart is beating 130 times and exerting 130 times of force against the walls of your arteries creating pressure in between each beat.
How do I lower my Systolic 194 blood pressure reading?
The Systolic 194 is extremely high. You need to consult a doctor immediately to decide your next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions about BP 194/130
Is BP 194/130 a good blood pressure reading?
Unfortunately, your BP of 194/130 indicates that you are already at the hypertension stage of the blood pressure table and your BP is far outside the normal levels. This is not great as 194/130 means there is 194 mmHg too much blood pumping through your veins. If you check out our blood pressure table below, it your numbers fall within the hypertensive crisis category and need to be checked properly by a doctor.
This is not the end of the road for you, plenty of people suffer from high blood pressure and many Americans have a BP of 194/130. You just need to make an effort to change your lifestyle and diet to suit your high blood pressure to bring it lower to manageable levels below 194/130. Start off with checking out our blog articles to reduce high blood pressure
Is 194 a good blood pressure?
Your BP reading 194 is unfortunately warning us that your BP measurement for the systolic calculation is already at the hypertension stage compared to the normal levels. This is not a great thing as 194 means there is 194 mmHg of blood pumping and you are at very risk of heart related complications. Please see a doctor immediately.