High Blood Pressure

Refer A Person With High Blood Pressure

The heart pumps blood to all parts of the body in vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Each time the heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. When the heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. Due to clogged arteries, the heart pumps the blood out with difficulty, raising the blood pressure in the process. For further details about different stages, read What Causes Hypertension

At what stages to refer a person with high blood pressure is not easy to make out. It is because the symptoms of high blood pressure are not noticeable. It is hard to get what causes high blood pressure. Blood pressure monitors will help you keep track of blood pressure readings on a regular basis. The following are the stages of high blood pressure-

Normal:-
Systolic/Diastolic-119 mm Hg or below/ 79 mm Hg or below

Pre hypertension-Systolic/Diastolic-120–139 mm Hg/ 80–89 mm Hg

Stage 1
high blood pressure:-
Systolic/Diastolic-140–159 mm Hg/90–99 mm Hg

Stage 2 high blood pressure:-
Systolic/Diastolic-160 mm Hg or higher/ 100 mm Hg or higher

The wise thing to do is to check your blood pressure regularly through blood pressure monitor and digital blood pressure cuffs. Blood pressure levels have to be maintained at normal blood pressure. If you suffer from any of the following, immediately consult a doctor.

1) A sudden, severe headache.
2) Chest pain (angina).
3) Symptoms of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).