High blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. This is why visiting your doctor to get your blood pressure checked is so important.
What is blood pressure?
Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood into your body’s organs and tissues. Blood is pumped out of the left side of your heart into the arteries – the blood vessels that carry the blood’s oxygen and nutrients to your body. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure of the blood in the artery.
Blood pressure peaks when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood, a cycle called systole. It falls when the heart relaxes and refills with blood, a cycle called diastole. Systole is the top number and diastole is the bottom number. It is displayed as two numbers, e.g 120/80 mmHg.
What is normal blood pressure?
An optimal blood pressure level is a reading under 120/80 mmHg. Readings over 120/80mmHg and up to 139/89mmHg are in the normal to high range.
What is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure over 140/90mmHg is generally considered to be high. When your blood pressure is high your heart and arteries can become overloaded. High blood pressure can accelerate the build-up of plaque on the artery walls (atherosclerosis), clogging blood flow to your heart muscle, putting you at risk of heart attack.
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