High blood pressure occurs when the blood in your body is flowing too fast through your veins and arteries. Your arteries can become hardened when you have high blood pressure, causing them to constrict and not allow enough blood to flow through.
The best thing you can do is to have your blood pressure monitored by a physician to ensure a proper balance of blood flow throughout your body. Normal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80.
Sometimes when you have high blood pressure, you may not experience any symptoms. This situation is the most dangerous way to experience high blood pressure. Approximately one-third of people who have high blood pressure don’t experience any symptoms whatsoever.
Doctors usually check your blood pressure every time you have an appointment, and that is the only way that some people know that they have it. It is especially important to inform your medical provider if you have a family history of high blood pressure, so he or she knows to monitor it.
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