Blood Pressure Management
Patient Zone Tool

After being diagnosed with HBP it is important to check your blood pressure readings regularly using an automatic blood pressure monitor. Refer to the three blood pressure zones below to learn about the actions you should take after repeated readings in the same range. Be sure to discuss your normal blood pressure range with your provider.



Blood pressure readings:

120 – 129 Systolic

Less than 80 Diastolic


High blood pressure usually does not cause any symptoms.

  • NO headaches
  • NO nosebleeds

What to do:

  • Keep hearth healthy habits!
  • Monitor BP
  • Attend regular medical appointments
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly


Blood pressure readings:

130 or higher Systolic

80 or higher Diastolic


Repeated blood pressure readings outside of your normal range.

You may experience ringing in your ears.

What to do:

  • Take medications as prescribed
  • Contact your thealth care provider ot review your current symptoms
  • STOP any heavy exercises


Blood pressure readings:

180 or higher Systolic

120 or higher Diastolic


You may experience sever headache or nosebleeds.

What to do:

Call your health care provider if your BP is above 180/120. Go to the nearest Urgent Care or ER if you have:

  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Trouble with vision or walking

If you are experiencing symptoms of high blood pressure and it is after clinic hours, please call the after hours nurse-line for advice on next steps.

  • If you currently have health care coverage, you may call the Nurse Hotline available to plan members. The nurse number is listed on the back of your insurance card.
  • You may also call the Legacy Community Health Nurse Triage line at (832) 548-5000.

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