Archive for August 19th, 2010
According to the American Heart Association, almost one in three people in the United States has high blood pressure, but almost a third of these people do not know they have high blood pressure, because it is a silent disease, so people can have high blood pressure for years without experiencing symptoms or know they have it.
The first number (the highest) in a reading of blood pressure is the systolic pressure and the second lowest number or it is called the diastolic pressure, whose guidelines according to the National Herat Institute are:
* A blood pressure is normal below 120/80 mm Hg.
* Pre-hypertension is that the systolic pressure between 120 to 139 or diastolic pressure between 80 and 89.
* Stage 1 hypertension, is the systolic pressure between 140 to 159 or diastolic pressure between 90 and 99.
* Stage 2 hypertension, is the systolic pressure more than 160 or diastolic pressure of 100 or higher. Read the rest of this entry »