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Value Of Blood Pressure Screening

A blood pressure screening Cave Creek determines whether your blood pressure is normal, high, or low. Blood pressure Cave Creek is the force with which your blood pushes against the sides of your arteries as it is pumped around your body. Low blood pressure (hypotension) Cave Creek is rarely a cause for concern, though it can cause dizziness and fainting in some people. If untreated, high blood pressure (hypertension) Cave Creek can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. If you have been diagnosed with high or low blood pressure Cave Creek, or you have a high risk of developing either, you may need more frequent checks of your blood pressure. 

 You can get your blood pressure Cave Creek tested at a number of places, including:

  • Your local GP surgery
  • Some pharmacies
  • Some workplaces

Understanding your blood pressure reading

Blood pressure Cave Creek is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is given as two numbers:

Systolic pressure – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out

Diastolic pressure – the pressure when your heart rests between beats

The higher number is the systolic pressure and it is always reported first. For example, a blood pressure “120 over 80” or 120/80 mmHg means a systolic pressure of 120 mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 80 mmHg.

As a general guide:

Normal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60 mmHg and 120/80mmHg

High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90 mmHg or higher

Low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60 mmHg or lower

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