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High Blood Pressure What is It? Are you @ Risk?

February 16, 2012

Mia The Diva

Hello Beauties!

So what is high blood pressure and how do you know if you even have it?

Blood pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels.

Blood pressure is measure in millimeters of mercury so you often see it written as mmHg.

There are two different numbers that you want to look at:

Systolic Pressure  ( Top Number )

Diastolic Pressure ( Bottom Number )

A healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. ( for diabetics goal is less than 130/80 mm Hg )

High Blood Pressure also known as hypertension is sometimes known as the

” silent killer ”  because sometimes a diva just does not know when her blood pressure is high she is too busy being fabulous!

You may feel Fabulous dear diva but if your blood pressure is high you may be at risk for a heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision problems etc.

So make sure you get checked out by your doctor today and make sure your vessels are in check!

I don’t want to have to buy any flowers!

source: Amy Campbell, MS,RD,LDN,CDE, Heart Health & You Spring 2012

Be Fabulous!

Mia The Diva

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