What is High Blood Pressure (HBP)?

High Blood Pressure (HBP) occurs when the force of the blood pushing against blood vessel walls is higher than it should be. Another name for High Blood Pressure is Hypertension. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal Blood Pressure Levels are below 120/80 mm Hg.

Blood Pressure Categories

Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/facts.htm

What are the potential consequences of High Blood Pressure?

Left uncontrolled, HBP may contribute to stroke, vision loss, heart failure, heart attack, kidney disease and sexual dysfunction.

Make sure to get your blood pressure checked regularly by a healthcare professional.