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Do you know what your blood pressure numbers are? I noticed when I went to Walmart that they have a really nice blood pressure machine, so I took the free test. This is what it told me ... My blood pressure is 124/67, but is that good or bad... Time to explore...
120/80 is a healthy number, so does this mean I'm unhealthy? When do I need to worry? This is what I learned. There are 2 numbers, Systolic Blood pressure, Top or first number, followed by diastolic blood pressure, bottom or second number.
Systolic blood pressure is the amount of pressure that blood exerts on vessels while the heart is beating.
Diastolic blood pressure measures the pressure in your blood vessels between heartbeats (when your heart is resting).

How to achieve good blood pressure?

13 Foods that are good for High Blood Pressure

  • Leafy Greens
  • Berries
  • Red Beets
  • Yogurt & Skim Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas
  • Salmon, Mackerel and Fish with Omega-3's
  • Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Pomegranates

Signs that you may have high blood pressure

  • Flushing Spells
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Intolerance to Heat
  • Low Potassium levels
  • Loud humming in abdomen (bruit)
  • Family history of Kidney disease

High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension, refers to the pressure of blood against your artery walls. Over time, High blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems. Hypertension is sometimes called the "Silent Killer" because it produces no symptoms and can go unnoticed.

Gotta minute? Watch a short video on blood pressure.

Protect yourself... have a Doctor test your blood for:

  • Cholesterol … Healthy Cholesterol is under 200
  • Blood Sugar … Healthy Blood sugar level is average of 90
  • Blood Pressure … Healthy Blood Pressure level is 120/80
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