High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health concern that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems. That’s why it’s essential to keep your blood pressure under control.
Recently, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology updated their guidelines for blood pressure. The new guidelines state that a blood pressure reading of 135 over 70 is considered normal. This is a significant change from the previous guidelines, which considered a reading of 140 over 90 as normal.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is expressed as two numbers: systolic pressure (the top number) and diastolic pressure (the bottom number).
Systolic pressure measures the force of blood when your heart beats, while diastolic pressure measures the force of blood when your heart is at rest between beats. A blood pressure reading of 135 over 70 means that your systolic pressure is 135 mmHg, and your diastolic pressure is 70 mmHg.
Why is 135 Over 70 the New Normal?
The new guidelines were based on extensive research that showed that people with a blood pressure reading of 130 over 80 or higher are at an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. The new guidelines aim to help people maintain a healthy blood pressure and reduce their risk of these health problems.
It’s important to note that the new guidelines are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Your doctor will consider your age, overall health, and other factors when determining your blood pressure goals.
How Can Nao Medical Help You Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure?
At Nao Medical, we offer a range of services to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and overall health. Our primary care physicians and cardiologists can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, exceptional and empathetic staff, stunning clinic environments, a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app, and extensive after-hours virtual care. Book an appointment with us today to get your blood pressure checked and receive personalized care for your overall health.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
- Shortness of breath
What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?
- Family history
How can I lower my blood pressure?
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce stress
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
- Take medication as prescribed by your doctor
- A blood pressure reading of 135 over 70 is considered normal according to the latest guidelines.
- The new guidelines aim to help people maintain a healthy blood pressure and reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.
- Nao Medical offers a range of services to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and overall health.
Book an appointment with Nao Medical today to get your blood pressure checked and receive personalized care for your overall health.