Your blood pressure refers to the force at which your blood is pumped from your heart into your arteries. Depending on your age, normal blood pressure is between 95-145 mm Hg / 50-90 mm Hg.
high blood pressure is a ‘silent killer’ that affects around half of all American adults
When your blood pressure gets too high, your blood gets pumped into your arteries with more force. This additional force puts increased pressure on the arterial tissue, damaging blood cells.
According to the American College of Cardiology estimates, high blood pressure is a ‘silent killer’ that affects around half of all American adults. The term ‘silent killer’ is used for this condition, also known as hypertension because it doesn’t show any symptoms. Without any visual indicators, most people remain unaware that their blood pressure is high…