The normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg. If your systolic and/or diastolic pressures are more than 140/90 mmHg on several occasions, your doctor may diagnose it as hypertension. If you have diabetes or kidney disease, blood pressure reading above 130/80 mmHg will be considered high.
Untreated high blood pressure increases the work load of your heart. The higher the blood pressure the higher are risks of complications due to hypertension. Studies have shown that death from coronary heart disease, stroke and other complications of hypertension increases progressively as the blood pressure increases.
This makes it very important that your blood pressure is adequately controlled.
Read more articles on High Blood Pressure
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.