Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, means that your blood pressure is above normal levels. Normally, your blood pressure should be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. In case of hypertension, it’s at 140/90mmHg or higher. Hypertension is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke, which is why you should get your blood pressure checked regularly.
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- 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)