One out of three adults in the United Bp Zone States has it. It has no symptoms, so you can have it for years without knowing it. During the time when you were clueless that you have it, it can damage the vital organs inside you: your kidneys, your heart, blood vessels and a lot more. What is it? It’s high blood pressure or HBP.As we all know, the force of blood that pushes against the walls of the arteries as your heart pumps blood is called “blood pressure”. If it rises and remains high over a period of time, it becomes a high blood pressure case which can damage your body in more ways than one.There is what we call blood pressure numbers: “systolic”, or the pressure as the heart beats, and the “diastolic” which is the pressure in between beats, while the heart is at rest.
These numbers are written with the systolic above the diastolic, together with the symbol mmHg, which the millimeters of mercury, the one used to measure a person’s blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Anything slightly higher than that and we have ourselves a case of pre-hypertension, which means if you don’t take preventive measures you will most likely end up with high blood pressure.