What is the normal blood pressure level? and how to achieve it

 

What is the normal blood pressure level? and how to achieve it

Hypertension 101

Know it all about hypertension, you can save a life  Understanding about your body can be very beneficial to your health as you age. Knowing about your blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart disease, and kidney disease. In this article, you will find everything you should know about your blood pressure. 
Anyone can have high blood pressure. It doesn't matter your age, race, ethnicity, or gender. Many people suffer from high blood pressure and have a higher risk of strokes and heart diseases than those with regular blood pressure.

What is hypertension?

High blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure is always rising and falling throughout the day and if it rises and stays that way over time, you have high blood pressure
High blood pressure is usually referred to as hypertension. When you have high blood pressure it puts more pressure on the heart, making it work harder than usual. This is why you end up at risk for strokes or heart disease. 

What is the normal blood pressure level? 

The normal blood pressure level is (blood pressure good range)  less than 120 over 80 or less. The first number is your systolic pressure and the second number is your diastolic pressure. Your numbers are read 120 over 80, etc. 
If your pressure is 140 over 90 or higher you have high blood pressure. 

What is systolic blood pressure? 

This is the force of blood in your arteries when your heart is beating. 

What is diastolic blood pressure? 

This is the force of blood in your arteries when your heart is relaxing. 


What are the risk factors of hypertension? 

What blood pressure is dangerous? The most common risks of high blood pressure are stroke and heart disease. 

There are a few other risk factors that can be modified and some that cannot be. 

The following are some risks:
 
• Tobacco 
• Physical Inactivity 
• Diabetes 
• Abnormal Cholesterol 

Who can get hypertension? 

Unfortunately, anyone can get high blood pressure but it is more common among African Americans. Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure. African Americans also have a much higher death rate from kidney disease and stroke than white Americans. Even so, with treatment, you can help lower your blood pressure.

Hypertension open questions:

  • Why is blood pressure higher in the morning?
  • What is the link between blood pressure and dehydration?
  • What is blood pressure's lower number?