Our expert says:
160/110 is high, and it would be indicative of a need for further tests. The one thing you must remember is that blood pressure varies quite a bit during the day (for example during exercise, it can very easily be 160/100 and it's not too bad) and so it's worth measuring again to just check that it is a chronic thing or wether it was a once off. HOwever, the reading that is of most concern is the lower value (110). This is the diastolic pressure, and it is less variable usually than the higher value, the systolic pressure. So, the range for blood pressure is usually about 110 to 130 over 60 to 90. Anything higher is considered high blood pressure and requires more tests. That's what I would suggest - see a doctor and have the BP measured again and a time where you are not stressed, well rested and not exercising.
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