Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries every time your heart beats. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart contracts, pumping the blood through your arteries. This is called systolic pressure. Your blood pressure is lowest when your heart is at rest, between beats. This is diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers, the systolic and diastolic pressures. Usually they are written one above or before the other:
- 119 / 79 or lower = normal blood pressure
- 120-139 / 80-89 = pre-hypertension
- 140 / 90 or higher = high blood pressure
Based on the results, Ashland Integrative Medicine in Ashland KY will counsel the patient on their risk factors and recommend lifestyle changes to help the patient lead a healthier life. Further testing and evaluation may be required. Elevated blood pressure can be monitored and managed at Ashland Integrative Medicine in Ashland KY.
If you have high blood pressure, want to check to see if you have high blood pressure, or if high blood pressure is in your family history Contact Ashland Integrative Medicine in Ashland KY today to set up an appointment.