Blood pressure evaluation 162 over 83 mmHg

Blood pressure evaluation 162 over 83 mmHg

Your blood pressure is too high!

The given numbers are in the hypertension range. Doctors refer to high blood pressure, which is dangerous for health and in the worst case can lead to a stroke or heart attack.

We strongly recommend consulting your doctor!

Even if you feel healthy, you shouldn't take elevated blood pressure numbers lightly. Visit a doctor to determine whether treatment is necessary.

The top and bottom numbers of your blood pressure belong to different categories. The systolic (top) number of 162 mmHg is in the range Medium Hypertension (Stage 2). The diastolic (bottom) number of 83 mmHg is in the range Normal Blood Pressure.

Please make sure that your blood pressure is measured correctly and check if you have entered your numbers correctly.

Table for blood pressure values of 162 over 83 mmHg

Blood pressure numbers are generally divided into categories according to the following table.
The given numbers of 162 over 83 mmHg are highlighted in color and result in Medium Hypertension (Stage 2).

Category systolic (mmHg) diastolic (mmHg)
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) < 99 < 59
Optimal Blood Pressure 100 - 119 60 - 79
Normal Blood Pressure 120 - 129 80 - 84
High-Normal Blood Pressure 130 - 139 85 - 89
Mild Hypertension (Stage 1) 140 - 159 90 - 99
Medium Hypertension (Stage 2) 160 - 179 100 - 109
Hypertensive Crisis (Stage 3) > 180 > 110

Low blood pressure

In case of low blood pressure numbers (Hypotension), direct health risks are normally not to be expected, but the following symptoms can occur:

Normal blood pressure

Within the categories optimal/normal/high-normal, usually blood pressure can be considered harmless. However, if the numbers are in the upper range of these categories, you should be careful to avoid an increase to hypertension numbers.

Regular measurements of blood pressure at home or regular medical examinations by a doctor are therefore a good preventive measure, even if the numbers seem to be normal.


At numbers of 140 to 90 mmHg and above, high blood pressure (Hypertension) is usually diagnosed. This does not necessarily mean that medication is needed, but there is an increased risk of health impairments.

Even if you feel healthy and comfortable with high blood pressure numbers, it is definitely recommended to talk to a doctor. If high blood pressure is left untreated, there is a risk of serious illnesses, including strokes and heart attacks.

Take good care of your health!

Health must always be evaluated individually. For additional assurance or if you have any doubts, always consult a doctor for a health check.

What is blood pressure and why is this important?

Blood is pumped through our bloodstream by the heart. This creates pressure on the vessel walls. If the arteries are elastic, this pressure can be cushioned well.

With age, the elasticity of the blood vessels decreases. Their ability to expand is reduced and your blood pressure will rise. This can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. It can even lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

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