Blood Pressure Levels
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings Blood pressure categories The five blood pressure ranges as recognized by the American Heart Association are: Normal Blood pressure numbers of less than 120/80 mm Hg… read more
Updates on High blood pressure (hypertension)
What is hypertension and how is it treated? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is dangerous because it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, or kidney disease. The… read more
High Blood Pressure and Women with PCOS
Females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at higher risk of hypertension. Referred to as “the silent killer” for its mostly absent warning signs, hypertension (high blood pressure)… read more
What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure for a Teen?
What is normal blood pressure by age 15? A teenager may have an acceptable blood pressure of 110/70 mm Hg, but that value would be of concern in a toddler.… read more
High Blood Pressure: What’s Considered Dangerous?
What qualifies as high blood pressure? Elevated blood pressure is defined as a systolic pressure between 120 and 129 with a diastolic pressure of less than 80. High… read more
Do’s and Don’ts with Elevated Blood Pressure
What causes elevated blood pressure? High blood pressure usually develops over time. It can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity.… read more
Effects of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Having high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy needs close monitoring. Here’s what to know about the potential risks. Also learn how to take care of yourself and your… read more