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Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or above can be used to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, according to research.
Up to 15 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension — blood pressure that exceeds guidelines despite medical treatment.
Learn more about the most recent updates to blood pressure guidelines and what they mean for your health.
Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.
A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.
Systolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries while the heart is contracting; diastolic is the pressure during the heart’s relaxation.
Here is what to know about the devices used for measuring blood pressure and how to prepare yourself.
When your blood pressure is measured, the reading will be categorized into one of three groups.