High Blood Pressure is a serious condition that increases the risk of heart disease like coronary artery disease, heart failure and other health problems. As the heart pumps blood, there is a force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries and this is called blood pressure. In Unites States, one out of three adults has high blood pressure and this condition usually has no symptoms. Accordingly, blood pressure is measured as “systolic” which refers when the heart beats while pumping blood and “diastolic” which refers when the heart is at rest between beats.

Blood pressure rises when one was excited, nervous or active that sometimes may result to High Blood Pressure because the heart pumps blood beyond the normal usage of the body. Also, blood pressure numbers oftentimes written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic number. For example, if your systolic number is 160 and diastolic number is 80, written as 160/80, you have stage two High Blood Pressure. If your systolic number is 120 and your diastolic number is 95, written as 120/95, you have stage one High Blood Pressure. So, if the systolic and diastolic number reaches to 130/80mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or higher, High Blood Pressure can result to a heart disease, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

High Blood Pressures also differ in teens and children. Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Definitely, as we aged, we usually more prone to this High Blood Pressure. One study shows that an estimated one out of three women has High Blood Pressure and this condition is dangerous because it often causes no symptoms. Furthermore, sometimes only headache may occur, one can have High Blood Pressure without even knowing it. During this time, this condition can damage heart and other body parts. Thus, High Blood Pressure can cause the heart to get larger or weaker and has a tendency to result to heart failure.

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