What are your numbers? If your blood pressure is > 140/90 you may have hypertension. Visit us here at HealthFirst to get your blood pressure checked.
Systolic is the top number of your blood pressure. It refers to the amount of pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats.
Diastolic is the bottom number and measures the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart rests between beats.
Elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressure alone may be used to make a diagnosis of high blood pressure.
Small improvements to your lifestyle can significantly better your blood pressure like visiting with our nutritionist, exercise, eating smart, minimizing or quitting your alcohol or cigarette intake and relaxing by doing things you enjoy.