|Blood Pressure Category||Systolic (mmHG)||Diastolic (mmHG)|
|Normal||less than 120||and||less than 80|
|Stage 1 Hypertension||140-159||or||90-99|
|Stage 2 Hypertension||160 or higher||or||100 or higher|
Blood pressure less than 120/80 mmHg is generally considered ideal. Levels higher than this increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. If you have unusually low blood pressure, have it evaluated.