Your blood pressure numbers (systolic and diastolic) should be somewhere around 120/70 (-ish).
If they're too low, you have one set of problems - you probably faint easily, and your kidneys might not have enough working pressure to... work.
If the blood pressure is too high (much more common), then you have a different set of problems.
It's not the numbers that'll kill ya. It's what's behind them - but first you have to have some idea where you stand. If you don't know whether or not you have elevated blood pressure (hypertension), find out now. It's not hard.
Oh, and once you find out what your blood pressure numbers are, and if they happen to be bad, you have to do something to correct the situation. It doesn't correct itself. If anything, it gets worse the longer you neglect it. So elsewhere on this site we tell you some things you can do to reduce high blood pressure numbers.
Of course, since you need to repeatedly check your own blood pressure to know if your corrective actions are making a change, we also describe and demonstrate how to take your own pressure readings. It's really easy. It's totally painless. It takes a couple of minutes to learn. There's a video.
Here are our other blood pressure / hypertension related pages on the Men's Health Tips (MHT) site:
|The MHT page||What the page is about|
|About Blood Pressure||How blood pressure works in your body|
|Measure Your Blood Pressure||How a blood-pressure measuring kit works and how to use it to measure your own BP and that of family members|
|Prevalence of High Blood Pressure||How likely is it that you or a member of your family has damaging high blood pressure?|
|Find Your Blood Pressure Numbers (this page)||Some general ways to learn what your numbers are|
|Relieve Hypertension / Reduce High Blood Pressure||A non-pharmaceutical way to help lower the BP while you work on eliminating the cause|
|Control Weight/Control Hypertension||Straightforward, relatively easy ways to get your weight down and thereby control your BP|
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