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Hypertension / Elevated Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure (the top number on your measurement reading). When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure (the bottom number on your measurement reading).

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure

140/90 or higher is high blood pressure

Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits and taking medicines, if needed.

Kal Cardiology diagnosis and manages elevated blood pressure/Hypertension with a multi-step strategy. Proper diagnosis with the patient understanding and measuring blood pressure at home. Assessing areas of improvement with specific dietary adjustments, stress relief, and exercises are first and foremost in management followed by a customized medical therapy to optimize blood pressure control and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome.

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