World Hypertension Day.
Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of the body in the vessels. Each time the heart beats, it pumps blood into the vessels. Blood pressure is created by the force of blood pushing against the walls of blood vessels (arteries) as it is pumped by the heart. The higher the pressure, the harder the heart has to pump. This pressure depends on the resistance of the blood vessels and how hard the heart has to work.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is when the pressure in your blood vessels is too high (140/90 mmHg or higher). The systolic reading of 130 mm Hg refers to the pressure as the heart pumps blood around the body. The diastolic reading of 80 mm Hg refers to the pressure as the heart relaxes and refills with blood.
● ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and
● high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
● low blood pressure is considered to be below 90/60mmHg
Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and aneurysm. Managing blood pressure is vital for preserving health and reducing the risk of these dangerous conditions.
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