Frequently Asked Questions
How can you tell if you have high blood pressure?
What blood pressure is too high?
- Normal: systolic below 120 and diastolic below 80
- Elevated: systolic 120–129 and diastolic below 80
- High (hypertension): systolic above 130 and diastolic above 80
Is it possible to 'feel' your high blood pressure?
Most people can't feel their blood pressure because high blood pressure on its own doesn't cause any symptoms. But some of the other causes of high blood pressure may cause a person to feel more anxiety. Temporary Spikes Are Not Dangerous
What can you do if you have high blood pressure?
Surprisingly, there is another way to treat high blood pressure, with better results than medication, dieting, reducing your salt intake, exercising, managing your stress, not smoking or drinking. And this scientifically proven method is called fasting.
What causes your blood pressure to suddenly get high?
Causes. Any factor that increases pressure against the artery walls can lead to elevated blood pressure. The buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis) can lead to high blood pressure. Besides atherosclerosis, other conditions that can lead to elevated blood pressure or high blood pressure include: Obstructive sleep apnea.