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Know your numbers (High blood pressure)

Updated: Feb 5

High blood pressure Part 1

Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, we're going to talk about something that affects many of us: high blood pressure. I know, I know, not the most exciting topic in the world, but stick with me, folks. We'll make this educational and entertaining at the same time. My blood pressure is getting high just thinking about high blood pressure!

So, let's start with the basics. How common is high blood pressure? And What exactly is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a very common health issue. In fact, about 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure and it is the most common reason for doctor’s office visits and for the use of long term prescription medications. It can affect people of any age, but it becomes more common as people get older. That's why it's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly, especially as you get older, so you can find out if you have it and take steps to keep it under control.

Let us use your House as an example. Your blood vessels are like the pipes in your house. Changes in pressure over time can cause the pipes to break, leak, and in time it will start to damage your valuables. Your furniture, appliances, carpets, and rugs. Small leaks can go unnoticed for long periods, causing more serious deterioration

High blood pressure is like having too much water pressure in your pipes. It means the force of the blood against your blood vessels is too strong. High blood pressure follows the same pattern as the pipes in your house. When your blood pressure is consistently high, forcing and pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, which in turn cause damage to your vessels and heart by increasing the workload of the heart and blood vessels, making them work harder and less efficiently. Over time, the force of high blood pressure damages the delicate tissues inside the vessels. In turn, tiny tears in the blood vessel walls develop. High blood pressure can go unnoticed for long periods, causing more serious damages to your organs (Your furniture, appliances, carpets, and rugs).

The most common way to check your blood pressure is with a simple blood pressure cuff. Blood pressure cuffs can be found in many pharmacies, and they are also available for purchase online. Your healthcare provider can also measure your blood pressure during a regular check-up.

Additionally, you can monitor your blood pressure at home using a digital blood pressure monitor. These monitors are convenient and easy to use, and they provide accurate readings. Simply wrap the cuff around your upper arm and follow the instructions on the monitor to get your blood pressure reading.

It is important to regularly monitor your blood pressure, as high blood pressure often has no symptoms. By monitoring your blood pressure, you can catch and treat high blood pressure before it causes serious health complications.

In conclusion, high blood pressure is a common and potentially serious health condition that affects millions of people around the world. By taking steps to prevent and manage high blood pressure, individuals can reduce their risk of developing health complications and live a long, healthy life. Thank you for your attention and please subscribe to our newsletter

Normal blood pressure




Top number 120 or

lower and bottom number 80 or lower.

Elevated blood pressure

​ 120-129



The top number ranges from 120 to 129 mm Hg and the bottom number is below, 80 mm Hg.

Stage 1 high blood pressure




​The top number ranges from 130 to 139 mm Hg or the bottom number is between 80 and 89 mm Hg.

Stage 2 high blood pressure

140 or higher


90 or or higher

The top number is 140 mm Hg or higher or the bottom number is 90 mm Hg or higher.

Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). In 2017 the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) divided blood pressure into four general categories.

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