Blood Pressure means the pressure with which your blood moves through your body. When blood pressure is measured, there are always 2 numbers. The systolic pressure (the higher number) describes the force with which your heart pumps the blood through your body. The diastolic pressure (the lower number) describes how much resistance there is for the blood flow in your blood vessels. You can get your blood pressure checked with your health care provider. If your blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg, it is considered normal. If it’s at 140/90mmHg or higher, it is considered high blood pressure (hypertension).
- NHS UK: High blood pressure (hypertension). https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-blood-pressure-hypertension/ (accessed 31. July 2020)
- Mayo Clinic: Blood pressure chart: What your reading means. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/blood-pressure/art-20050982 (accessed 31. July 2020)