What do your blood pressure numbers mean?

What do your blood pressure numbers mean?

This was provided by the Bergen County Health Department:

Blood Pressure Category:



Systolic mm Hg (upper number)

Less than 120

Diastolic mm Hg (lower number)

Less than 80



Systolic mm Hg (upper number)


Diastolic mm Hg (lower number)

Less than 80


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1-

Systolic mm Hg (upper number)


Diastolic mm Hg (lower number)



High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2-

Systolic mm Hg (upper number)

140 or higher

Diastolic mm Hg (lower number)

90 or higher


Hypertensive Crisis (consult your doctor immediately)


National Cholesterol Education Program Cholesterol Guidelines:

Total Cholesterol:

Desirable-Less than 200

Borderline High-200-239

High-240 and higher


LDL Cholesterol-(the ‘Bad’ cholesterol)-

Desirable-Less than 130

Borderline High-130-159

High-160 and higher


HDL Cholesterol (the ‘Good’ Cholesterol)-

Desirable-50 and higher

Borderline High-40-49

High-Less than 40



Desirable-Less than 200

Borderline High-200-399

High-400 and higher


Blood Sugar Level Chart-



Just Ate-170-200

3 Hours after Eating-120-140




Just Ate-190-230

3 Hours after Eating-140-160



Fasting-126 plus

Just Ate-220-300

3 Hours after Eating-200 plus


Disclaimer: This information was provided by the Bergen Health Department and I give them full credit for the information. Please consult with your doctor for the latest numbers (as they do change over time) and get tested at least once a year.



About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to What do your blood pressure numbers mean?

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please check with your doctor and get tested once a year for these items.

    Liked by 1 person

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