High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. 

Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Blood pressure is written as two numbers. The first (systolic) number represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats. The second (diastolic) number represents the pressure in your vessels when your heart rests between beats.

The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure, you can control it. You can take blood pressure medicine and live a healthy lifestyle.

Blood Pressure Levels

A healthy lifestyle includes –

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough physical activity
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol use