3. It is important to have your blood pressure tested
During a routine checkup, it is essential that your doctor will do a blood pressure test. Most adults have already had these tests at least some point in their life, but it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what the numbers actually mean. There are two numbers, an “upper” and “lower” number.
The upper number is systolic blood pressure which measures the amount of pressure on the walls of your blood vessels when the heartbeats. Diastolic measures blood pressure between beats. Normal blood pressure has a systolic number of less than 120 and a diastolic number of lower than 80.
The numbers at the beginning phase of hypertension are between 130-139 and 80-89.