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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.The goal of hypertension treatment is to lower harmful high pressures and protect important organs,
|Posted on 11 May, 2015 at 3:13|
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED EVEN IF YOU ARE FEELING FINE. High Blood Pressure is a silent Killer you can have it for years without knowing it, during this time, HBP can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body. Making healthy changes to your lifestyle and knowing your blood pressure numbers will help you maintain, control and prevent High Blood Pressure (HPB).
Blood pressure readings have two numbers, for example 140/90mmHg.
While BP can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over.
Please seek your doctor's advice on your specific condition. Treating high blood pressure usually is a lifelong effort. Your doctor will give you a blood pressure goal that is based on your health.
If your answer is yes to any or both of the following questions below you shouldcall your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention.
Is your blood pressure is much higher than normal? (such as 180/110 or higher).
Do you think your high blood pressure is causing symptoms, such as: