When it comes to blood pressure, it’s important to know your numbers and what they mean for your health. A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers: systolic pressure (the top number) and diastolic pressure (the bottom number). A reading of 114/80 falls within the normal range, but what does that mean for your health?
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
According to the American Heart Association, a normal blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 mm Hg. Readings between 120-129/less than 80 are considered elevated, while readings between 130-139/80-89 are considered stage 1 hypertension. Readings of 140/90 or higher are considered stage 2 hypertension.
While a reading of 114/80 is within the normal range, it’s important to note that blood pressure can fluctuate throughout the day and can be affected by various factors such as stress, exercise, and medication. It’s also important to monitor your blood pressure regularly and consult with a healthcare provider if you have any concerns.
Why is Blood Pressure Important?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health complications. It’s often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it typically has no symptoms. That’s why it’s important to monitor your blood pressure regularly and make lifestyle changes if necessary to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
How Can Nao Medical Help?
At Nao Medical, we offer a range of services to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and overall well-being. Our primary care and cardiology services can help you manage hypertension and other health conditions. We also offer nutrition services to help you make healthy lifestyle choices and mental health services to support your overall well-being.
Our approach is patient-centered and focused on providing high-quality, cost-effective care. We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, and a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app and extensive after-hours virtual care. Our exceptional and empathetic staff are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a normal blood pressure reading?
A normal blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 mm Hg.
What is hypertension?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. It can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health complications.
What lifestyle changes can I make to maintain a healthy blood pressure?
You can maintain a healthy blood pressure by making lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, and quitting smoking.