Your heart is constantly pumping blood through your entire body - since you were in the womb and until the day you die. Blood delivers energy and oxygen to all of your cells so that you can function properly.
As blood moves throughout your body, it pushed up against the walls of your blood vessels and arteries. The strength that it pushes is referred to as blood pressure.
High blood pressure is when your blood is pushing extra hard on your arteries, causing unneeded stress on them and your heart.
Blood pressure is measured in ‘millimeters of mercury’ and is described in two numbers, one being on top of the other.
The top number represents systolic blood pressure, or the highest pressure your blood reaches as your heart beats.
The second number represents diastolic blood pressure, or the lowest pressure your blood reaches in between heartbeats.
Normal blood pressure: less than 120/80
Prehypertension: 120-139 over 80-89
Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159 over 90-99
Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160+ over 100+
What Causes High Blood Pressure?
Causes of high blood pressure are not always clear, but the following are believed to be linked to its development:
As with most health concerns, lifestyle choices play the strongest role in prevention. Poor lifestyle choices can cause your blood pressure to rise overtime. The higher your blood pressure becomes, the more at risk you are for serious complications like a stroke or a heart attack.
Focusing on some simple lifestyle changes is your best chance at living a healthy, normal blood pressure, energetic and happy life!
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High blood pressure is highly preventable by your daily lifestyle choices. In most cases, medication isn’t necessary if you are committed to conscious eating habits, daily exercise and stress management.
Always consult with your medical professional before trying any self-treatment regimen.
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