One of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart disease is to understand what exactly blood pressure is, and to regularly measure and monitor yours.
It is a misconception that heart health issues mainly affect men. Women can experience different symptoms which often leads to a late diagnosis. Both men and women need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease and know their numbers.
Blood Pressure is the pressure of blood circulating around your body. There are two numbers that measure the level of blood pressure;
The normal level of blood pressure is 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic). Anything over these numbers should be checked by your doctor.
High Blood Pressure
Be more active
Drink less alcohol
Take your medicine as prescribed
Regularly check your blood pressure
Hypertension means that your blood pressure is consistently higher than it should be. If this is the case, it is recommended that you keep a blood pressure monitor in your home to keep track of and manage your blood pressure levels.
If you have any concerns regarding your blood pressure, please contact your doctor.