healthy blood pressure

Some information you need to know  to understand what a healthy blood pressure is.

Systolic Blood Pressure or SYS for short (top number) is the number that measures the pressure on your arteries. When your heart beats, it pushes blood through the arteries and creates pressure on the arteries. This is called systolic blood pressure.

  • less then 120 is normal sytolic pressure and a healthy blood pressure
  • 120 – 139 pre-hypertension, or borderline high blood pressure and getting close to not being a healthy blood pressure.
  • greater then 140 or higher is considered to be hypertension, or high blood pressure and not a healthy blood pressure.

Diastolic Blood Pressure Number or DIA for short (bottom number) is the number that measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.

  • Less then 80 is normal diastolic number and a healthy blood pressure
  • 80-89 prehypertension and getting close to not being healthy blood pressure.
  • 90 or higher is considered to be hypertension or high blood pressure and isn’t a healthy blood pressure.

Even people with prehypertension are at a higher risk of developing heart disease. When you get to this point something needs to be done. I recommend fixing the problem. High blood pressure is a symptom of a unhealthy body and medication only treats the symptom and not the problem.
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How Is Blood Pressure Measured?
Blood pressure is measured with a simple, painless test using a blood pressure cuff — doctors call it a sphygmomanometer. It consists of a small pressure gauge that is attached to a cuff.

The inflatable cuff is wrapped around your upper arm. Some blood pressure cuffs wrap around the forearm or wrist.

When taking your blood pressure, your doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the blood moving through an artery.

The cuff is inflated to a pressure that’s known to be higher than your systolic blood pressure. As the cuff deflates, the first sound heard through the stethoscope is the systolic blood pressure. It sounds like a whooshing noise. When this noise goes away, that indicates the diastolic blood pressure.

The systolic blood pressure number is always said first, and then the diastolic blood pressure number is given. For example, your blood pressure may be read as “120 over 80” or written 120/80.

Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

How Often Should I Get My Blood Pressure Checked?

If your blood pressure is normal (less than 120/80), get it checked at least every 2 years or more frequently as your doctor suggests.
If your blood pressure is borderline high — systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 or diastolic blood pressure of 80 to 89 — check it at least every year or more often as your doctor suggests.

If your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, talk with your doctor as this is high blood pressure and requires a doctor’s attention.

Other natural methods of helping you reach a healthy blood pressure are herbs and certain foods like ginger and lemons.  One of the best herbs is know as the “king of herbs” Ganoderma Lucidum

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