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High Blood Pressure and Top Tips to Lower It

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? Being a combination of systolic and diastolic pressure, systolic pressure represents blood force, or pressure, while the heart is beating and diastolic pressure stands for blood pressure when the heart is at rest. Systolic pressure is always the first or top measurement in a blood pressure reading. In a reading of 130/80, 130 represents systolic pressure and 80 represents diastolic pressure. In prehypertension, systolic numbers range from 120–129 and diastolic numbers are less than 80.   Blood pressure ranges include:  Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg Prehypertension: Systolic between 120–129 and diastolic less than 80 Stage 1 high blood pressure: Systolic between 130–139 or diastolic between 80–89 Stage 2 high blood pressure: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg High blood pressure happens when the pressure on the arteries...