Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The serious conditions of High Blood Pressure may lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems ."Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has HBP. HBP itself usually has no symptoms. You can have it for years without knowing it. During this time, though, it can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body.This is why knowing your blood pressure numbers is important, even When you're feeling fine. If your blood pressure is normal, you can
work with your health care team to keep it that way.

If your blood pressure is too high, you need treatment to prevent damage to your body's organs.

Category Systolic (top number) Diastolic(bottom number)

Normal Less than 120 And Less than 80
Pre hypertension 120–139 Or 80–89
High blood pressure
Stage 1 140–159 Or 90–99
Stage 2 160 or higher Or 100 or higher

Hence all should keep their blood pressure level below 120/80.

1 comment:

D said...

Informative :)
keep sharing !