The blood that the blood moves through the walls of our arteries, it is called blood pressure (BP). Increased blood pressure puts pressure on the arteries and heart, which can cause heart attacks or other heart related problems. Blood pressure is measured through two readings – systolic and diastolic.
Blood pressure reading
What is normal blood pressure?
Blood pressure is measured in units of millimeters (mmHg) of mercury (mercury). Normal blood pressure is usually less than 120/80 mmHg. As mentioned above, it has 120 systolic blood pressure and 80 diastolic blood pressure.
How to understand blood pressure reading
If your blood pressure is 90/60 or less, then your blood pressure may be low. If your reading is more than 90/60 and less than 120/80, your blood pressure is normal. It can also be called ideal blood pressure.
What is high blood pressure
If your blood pressure is more than 120/80 and less than 140/90, it is considered to be slightly higher than normal. You should try to reduce it by making changes in your lifestyle
Reading higher than 140/90 or even higher in a few weeks indicates that you may have high blood pressure.
High blood pressure occurs when your blood pressure is constantly increasing. This is a situation in which one or both blood pressure readings consistently exceed 130/80 mmHg or 140/90 mmHg. This condition puts more stress on your heart and increases the risk of serious health problems like stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. None of the symptoms of high blood pressure are already visible, so it can be detected only by regular examination of blood pressure.
What is elevated blood pressure?
Elevated blood pressure means slightly higher than normal blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is between 120 and 130 mmHg in this condition, while diastolic blood pressure is below 80 mmHg.  Both high blood pressure and elevated blood pressure pose a risk of you having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. By adopting good habits for health, you can keep elevated blood pressure under control. Symptoms of elevated blood pressure are also not visible.
It is very important for you to keep your blood pressure in the normal range by adopting healthy lifestyle because this way you can prevent the onset of hypertension. Lack of control over blood pressure can lead to many health problems. Therefore, to keep your health safe from problems, it is very important to control blood pressure.