Understanding Your Blood Pressure Readings
Know Your Numbers, Know Your Health
What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?
Blood pressure readings consist of two numbers – systolic and diastolic. The systolic number (upper number) indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. The diastolic number (lower number) represents the pressure when the heart is resting between beats. Here’s how to interpret these numbers:
- Normal: Systolic less than 120 and Diastolic less than 80 mm Hg.
- Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and Diastolic less than 80 mm Hg.
- Hypertension Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or Diastolic between 80-89 mm Hg.
- Hypertension Stage 2: Systolic 140 mm Hg or higher or Diastolic 90 mm Hg or higher.
- Hypertensive Crisis: Systolic higher than 180 and/or Diastolic higher than 120 mm Hg. This is a medical emergency.
Importance of Regular Monitoring:
Keeping track of your blood pressure is crucial for early detection and management of hypertension, which is a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Regular blood pressure checks can help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions about your health.
We provide comprehensive blood pressure monitoring and personalized care plans to manage and improve your heart health. Whether you’re looking to maintain a healthy blood pressure or require support for managing hypertension, our team is here to help.
Take Control of Your Health:
Contact us to schedule a blood pressure screening and consultation. Our healthcare professionals will provide you with the knowledge and tools to take control of your blood pressure and lead a heart-healthy life.