Common Knowledge about High Blood Pressure
What is Normal BP or High Blood Pressure?
Normal BP:– It is the amount of pressure exerted by blood on the walls of blood carrying vessels, enough to facilitate blood to reach to the different parts of the body. BP should be always less than 120/80 mmHg.
According to the data gathered from the Framingham Heart Study, 50 percent of people who have a first heart attack and two-thirds of those who have a first stroke have blood pressures higher than 160/95 mm of HG.
The incidence of hypertension among people in lower socioeconomic groups is underestimated because of the inadequate access to medical care.
If left untreated, high blood pressure continues to rise gradually over the years, causing the heart to overwork itself to the point where serious damage can occur. Untreated hypertension also places other systems and organs at greater risks of damage leading to dysfunction or failure of the organ.