Are You Living with Hypertension?
Your blood pumps through vessels as it travels through your body. For those living with high blood pressure, your blood will exert too much pressure on the vessels as it pumps. This pressure can lead to severe health issues, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Under Stage 1 hypertension, your blood pressure will measure 140/90 or above. Stage 2 measures at 160/100 or higher.
Unfortunately, in most cases, you will not notice signs of hypertension until it is too late. This condition does not cause many symptoms and can result from a variety of different factors. By undergoing regular blood pressure checks, you can determine your current condition and risk of the condition.
Dealing with Prehypertension
If your blood pressure measures 120/80 or above, your doctor may diagnose you with prehypertension. Under this diagnosis, you should pay closer attention to your lifestyle to control your blood pressure before the numbers worsen.
Our hypertension treatment includes different lifestyle changes that will affect your overall blood pressure. These changes can consist of reducing your sodium intake, limiting alcohol intake, and increasing your exercise.