Is blood pressure really as serious as health experts say? Yes.
Keeping it in a healthy range can save your life. It can also help protect your heart, kidney, lung, brain and eye health. Work with your doctor to maintain a healthy blood pressure. And ask about these top 10 things that may help control yours naturally.
WHAT DO YOUR NUMBERS MEAN?
Your blood pressure shows up as two numbers: 1) systolic (top) tells the pressure when your heart beats; and 2) diastolic(bottom) tells the pressure when your heart rests. High blood pressure (hypertension) can raise your risk for heart attack, stroke and other possible health issues.