Q: What is hypertension?
Billions of individuals across the globe are dealing with high blood pressure, medically known as hypertension. At Premier Family Medical, the management of the disease is a priority. Blood pressure is the force applied to blood vessels as blood flows through them with each heartbeat. Hypertension, or high blood pressure levels, refers to a person with a blood pressure reading of higher than 140 mmHg systolic, when the heart beats, and over 90mmHg diastolic, or between beats. High blood pressure can also progress to levels between 140 to 159 or 90 to 99. When the readings come back even higher than those levels, a more serious case of hypertension is present.