According to the latest statistics, 1/3 of American adults suffer from this condition. YES, this is really bad, especially because (according to the medical experts) hypertension is a common cardiovascular issue, which affects both men and women. You should be very careful, because if you don’t treat it on time, this health condition can be life-threatening.
You should also know that the blood pressure varies every minute. It all depends on the posture, the stress level, sleep, and physical activity. To be more specific, in the interval between the beats, the heart rests and the blood pressure drops. This means that when your heart beats, the blood pressure rises.
There are several risk factors for high blood pressure: age, excessive use of alcohol or drugs of any kind, overweight, race – high blood pressure is more common in African Americans than white Americans, sedentary lifestyle, stress, tobacco use, chronic vitamin D and/or potassium deficiency over time, too much salt, other chronic conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease
Unfortunately, many people all around the world think that 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure, and that if your blood pressure is higher you need to visit your cardiologist immediately. Well this no longer applies! Just take a look at the CHART below and see what your blood pressure should be – ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE!