What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure or HBP. It is a prolonged condition in which there are elevated blood pressure levels in the arteries. Blood pressure consists of two numbers, systolic and diastolic. The force of the heart muscle contractions is measured by the systolic number and the force of the heart muscle at rest is measured by the diastolic number. Normal blood pressure at rest is between 100-140mmHg systolic (the top number) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (the bottom number). It is considered high blood pressure if it is 140/90 mmHg or higher.
What are the two numbers in my blood pressure reading?
Systolic blood pressure, the top number, measures the force of blood flow when your heart is active. A normal systolic reading is less than 120 mmHg. Diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number, measure the force of blood flow when your heart is at rest. A normal diastolic reading is less than 80mmHg. A systolic blood pressure of 120 -139 is pre high blood pressure, or borderline high blood pressure. A systolic number of 140 or above is high blood pressure. A diastolic blood pressure of 80 – 89 is pre high blood pressure, or borderline high blood pressure. A diastolic number of 90 or above is high blood pressure.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
It is common for high blood pressure to not have any visible symptoms, but some common signs include headaches, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat.
What causes high blood pressure?
The exact cause of high blood pressure is unknown, but a variety of factors can influence the development of high blood pressure, including:
- Excess Body Fat
- Lack of Physical Activity
- High Sodium Diet
- Too Much Alcohol Consumption
- Kidney Disease
- Thyroid/Adrenal Disorders
How common is high blood pressure?
One in three people in the United States suffer from high blood pressure. That is 67 million American adults. A person can develop high blood pressure at any age.
How does high blood pressure affect my body?
High blood pressure can silently cause damage to your body for several years before you show any symptoms. If high blood pressure is left untreated it may result in:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Failure
- Kidney Failure
Can PD120 Be Taken with My Medication?
Yes, PD120 can be taken with your medication. Since it is a natural blend of vitamins and supplements, it will not interact with your medication. Many customers use it along with their medication to keep it constant. You can work with you doctor to wean off your medication slowly if he and you decide to do so.