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Blood pressure

Blood pressure Blood pressure is the pressure of blood against the walls of the main arteries.

Blood pressure is highest during systole, when the ventricles are contract,

normal should be <140mmHg.

Blood pressure is lowest during diastole, when the ventricles are relaxing and

refilling, normal should be<90mmHg.


Prevent Hypertension

  • No smoking
  • Have a balance diet
  • Eat low fat foods
  • Reduce sodium intake
  • Limit alcohol intake to two drinks or less per day
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain your body weight
  • Rest more and avoid nervousness
  • Have a health check per year