# Blood pressure 120/10

## Is a blood pressure of 120/10 normal?

A blood pressure of 120/10 is considered to be elevated. The existence of elevated means that there are above-average blood pressure value with respect to what is considered normal.

### How to measure the blood pressure?

In order to measure blood pressure levels, you should:

• Take your blood pressure after 5 minutes of rest.
• You should not have taken any stimulating substances (caffeine, tobacco...).
• It should be measured sitting with the sword resting on the back of the chair.
• It should be measured on the dominant arm, since blood pressure is higher.
• While taking the blood pressure to know if you have a level of 120/10, the patient should not speak so as not to affect the values marked.

Once the blood pressure is taken with a blood pressure monitor, two values will be observed, which must have the following values to be a 120/10:

• The systolic blood pressure, which is the value shown above, should be between 120 and 129 mm/Hg.
• The diastolic blood pressure, which is the value shown below, should be between 10 and 19 mm/Hg.

When determining the pressure, the tens figure is removed and measured without mentioning them. If the systolic is between 120 and 129 and the diastolic between 10 and 19 mm/Hg, the pressure is 120/10.

### Blood pressure values

The following is the classification of blood pressure values proposed by the American Heart Association. The table shows the values ordered from most to least optimal levels:

 Category Sistolic (mm Hg) Diastolic (mm Hg) Hypotension < 120 and < 80 Normal 120 - 129 and 80 - 84 Normal - High 130 - 139 or 85 - 89 Grade 1 hypertension 140 - 159 or 90 - 99 Grade 2 hypertension 160 - 179 or 100 - 109 Grade 3 hypertension > = 180 or > = 110

Therefore, according to this classification, a value of 120/10 is considered normal.

It is important to remember that this is an informative website whose purpose is to inform about the meaning of the different parameters that the human body may have. It is recommended to visit a health professional for an accurate diagnosis, since there may be variations between sexes or between physical states, such as pregnancy.

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