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Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure readings indicate that your heart could be working harder than it should. It is important to realize that high blood pressure can go unrecognized for years, causing no symptoms but causing progressive damage to the heart, kidneys or brain. There are two measures of your blood pressure; the systolic number is the pressure when the heart pumps, the diastolic number is the pressure when the heart is relaxing between beats.

 
Systolic
Diastolic
Normal Range
119 or below
79 or below
Pre-Hypertensive
120 - 139
80 - 89
High Range
140 or above
90 or above