Don’t let high blood pressure damage your health. Get your blood pressure checked FREE every Tuesday morning from 8 am – 10 am in the lobby of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. Let Pinckneyville Community Hospital help you monitor yours!
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is how hard your blood pushes against the walls of your arteries when your heart pumps blood. Arteries are the tubes that carry blood away from your heart. Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood through your arteries to the rest of your body.
What do blood pressure numbers mean?
A blood pressure test measures how hard your heart is working to pump blood through your body.
Blood pressure is measured with 2 numbers. The first number is the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. The second number is the pressure in your arteries between each beat, when your heart relaxes.
Compare your blood pressure to these numbers:
*Normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80 (said “120 over 80”).
*High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
*Blood pressure that’s between normal and high (for example, 130/85) is called prehypertension, or high normal blood pressure.
Adapted from www.healthfinder.gov
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