How does my blood pressure level determine my treatment plan?

To determine the most effective treatment, your doctor will assess how severe your blood pressure is. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems. Your blood pressure will fall into one of six categories. These ranges include the best or optimal, normal, high normal, and high blood pressure stages 1, 2, and 3. See the chart under what do the numbers mean? to learn more.

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