Blood Pressure Testing
"Blood pressure" is the force of
blood pushing against the walls of the arteries and is
measured as systolic (sis-TOL-ik) and diastolic (di-a-STOL-ik)
refers to blood pressure when the heart beats while pumping
blood. "Diastolic" refers
to blood pressure when the heart is at rest between beats.
The systolic number is recorded above or before the
diastolic number, such as 120/80.
Blood pressure should stay below
120/80. If this
pressure rises and stays high over time (High Blood Pressure),
it can damage the body in many ways.
Healthy adults 18 years and
older with previous normal blood pressure should be screened for
high blood pressure at least every 2 years.
Individuals with previous high blood pressure or those
who are diagnosed with Hypertension should be tested more
frequently as recommended by your health care provider.
Call 920-465-2380 to schedule an
appointment with a Registered Nurse to have you blood pressure
Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
For further reading:
“What Is High Blood Pressure?” (National Heart Lung and Blood
“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”
(National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)