Many people all around the world think that 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure, and that if your blood pressure is higher you need to visit your cardiologist immediately. Well this no longer applies!
The ESC Association issued new guidelines, according to which the normal pressure to 140 systolic (the top number in a blood pressure measurement) and 90 diastolic (bottom number).
This, however, does not apply for people with diabetes, in which the limit is 130 over 80, as in the older population.
Previously was thought that if someone’s blood pressure is 139 over 89 that that person is already in hypertensive condition and that this person needs to take meds immediately in order to avoid increased risk of heart attack or stroke.