Friday, September 5, 2008

Deal with Hypertension

Hypertentsion

Blood pressure is the force that your blood applies on your arteries while moving through your
body. If you have high blood pressure that means your blood is putting too much force on your
arteries. Heart is a powerful and efficient muscle, but if it is forced to work too hard for too
long it can enlarge, fail, causing a heart attack, stroke, and an early death.
Normal Blood pressure of average adult:

Blood Pressure Scale

According to the American Heart Association, about 65 Million Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure. That's about one in three adults.



Blood Pressure Stage

Systolic

Diastolic

Normal

<120

<80

Pre-Hypertension

120-139

80-99

Stage One Hypertension

140-159

90-99

Stage Two Hypertension

160+

100+


Blood Pressure Reading
For taking BP reading at home take a monitoring device and follow some instructions. Don't drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured. Before the test, sit for 5 minutes with you’re back supported and your feet flat on the ground

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