Blood Pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood against your artery walls. Number above is systolic pressure and the bottom number is diastolic pressure. Normal blood pressure reading would be 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure will be readings of 140/90 or higher. If you have high blood pressure you are at greater risk of stroke or heart and kidney disease. Medical conditions and certain medications can also cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure can also sometimes cause blood vessels in your eyes to bleed or explosion. Besides a stroke or kidney disease, high blood pressure also can cause heart attacks. You will experience a heart attack if blood flow is blocked, Among people with high blood pressure, Congestive Heart Failure is very common. Anyone can develop high blood pressure, include children. Obesity plays a role in high blood pressure. If you are over weight you are at a higher risk of having high blood pressure and heart disease or stroke. Eating healthy foods is a great way to reduce or control your blood pressure. You can easily monitor from home if you have high blood pressure and are concerned.
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