Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
When you visit the doctor, one of the first things they’ll do is take your blood pressure. This reading is made up of two numbers: systolic pressure (the top number) and diastolic pressure (the bottom number). A healthy blood pressure reading is typically around 120/80 mmHg. However, readings can vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, gender, and overall health.
Is 133/88 a Good Blood Pressure?
A blood pressure reading of 133/88 falls within the range of what is considered prehypertension. This means that while your blood pressure isn’t high enough to be considered hypertension (high blood pressure), it is higher than what is considered healthy. Prehypertension can increase your risk of developing hypertension and other health issues, such as heart disease and stroke.
What Can You Do to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure?
There are several lifestyle changes you can make to help maintain a healthy blood pressure:
- Eat a healthy diet that is low in sodium and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption
- Manage stress through relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga
If you have prehypertension or hypertension, your doctor may also recommend medication to help lower your blood pressure.
How Nao Medical Can Help
At Nao Medical, we offer a range of services to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure, including:
- Primary care services to help you manage your overall health
- Cardiology services to diagnose and treat heart conditions, including hypertension
- Nutrition services to help you develop a healthy eating plan
- Virtual care services for after-hours support and convenience
Don’t wait to find out if your blood pressure is healthy. Book an appointment with Nao Medical today and take control of your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a healthy blood pressure reading?
A healthy blood pressure reading is typically around 120/80 mmHg.
What is prehypertension?
Prehypertension is a blood pressure reading that falls between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg.
What lifestyle changes can I make to maintain a healthy blood pressure?
You can maintain a healthy blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption, and managing stress through relaxation techniques.
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