February is Heart Health Month!
The staff at Cache Valley Women’s Center wear red in support of those suffering from heart disease.
Do you know the most vital numbers for your heart health? Knowing your numbers could save your life.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart, arteries, and kidneys, which keeps you healthier longer.
Systolic blood pressure is the top number in the ratio and measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart beats.
Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number in the ratio and measures the pressure in your arteries in between heartbeats.
Normal: Less than 120 systolic and less than 80 diastolic Elevated: 120-129 systolic and less than 80 diastolic High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1: 130-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic Hypertensive Crisis: Higher than 180 and/or higher than 120 diastolic
Remember: Blood pressure can fluctuate minute by minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress, or sleep.
Download this guide on blood pressure!
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