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High Blood Pressure

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 12, 2017

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Blood pressure is basically the force with which the heart pumps blood, i.e. the pressure exerted on the blood vessels by the heart during circulation. 

Ideal/healthy blood pressure range is between 90/60 and 120/80

If your top number is 140 or more OR your bottom number is 90 or more, you have high BP or hypertension.

Constantly high readings for over 2 weeks means you have high BP. There are a few factors that contribute towards high BP:

  • Excessive salt consumption
  • Lack of fruit and vegetable intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Regular and excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Age and family history of BP

High BP has a huge impact on your health as:

  • It causes high risk of heart attacks
  • Leading cause for strokes
  • Causes Kidney diseases
  • Arterial diseases that damage your legs

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