High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health concern that affects millions of people worldwide. If you’ve recently had your blood pressure checked and received a reading of 137 over 95, you may be wondering if this is a cause for concern.
The short answer is yes, a blood pressure reading of 137 over 95 is considered high and can increase your risk of developing serious health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage.
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
Blood pressure is measured using two numbers: systolic pressure (the top number) and diastolic pressure (the bottom number). A reading of 137 over 95 means that your systolic pressure is 137 mmHg and your diastolic pressure is 95 mmHg.
According to the American Heart Association, a normal blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 mmHg. A reading of 120-129/less than 80 mmHg is considered elevated, while a reading of 130-139/80-89 mmHg is considered stage 1 hypertension. A reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered stage 2 hypertension.
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and organs over time, leading to serious health complications such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney damage
- Vision loss
- Sexual dysfunction
It’s important to manage your blood pressure to reduce your risk of developing these complications.
How Nao Medical Can Help
At Nao Medical, we offer comprehensive primary care and cardiology services to help you manage your blood pressure and other health concerns. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, and a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app to make managing your health as convenient as possible. Plus, our stunning clinic environments and exceptional staff will make you feel comfortable and cared for every step of the way.
Book an Appointment Today
Don’t wait until it’s too late to manage your blood pressure. Book an appointment with Nao Medical today to get your blood pressure checked and receive personalized care. Click the button below to schedule your appointment now.
What causes high blood pressure?
High blood pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, age, lifestyle habits, and underlying health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and kidney disease.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
High blood pressure often has no symptoms, which is why it’s often referred to as the “silent killer.” The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly by a healthcare professional.
How can I lower my blood pressure?
Lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and reducing stress can help lower your blood pressure. In some cases, medication may also be necessary to manage high blood pressure.
What should I expect during a blood pressure check?
A healthcare professional will use a blood pressure cuff to measure your blood pressure. The cuff will be placed around your upper arm and inflated to temporarily stop the flow of blood. The healthcare professional will then slowly release the pressure and listen for your pulse using a stethoscope.
During your appointment at Nao Medical, our team will also take the time to discuss your medical history, lifestyle habits, and any other health concerns you may have. We believe in taking a holistic approach to healthcare to ensure that you receive the best possible care.