Blood pressure is an important measure of the force of blood flowing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body.
It is expressed as two numbers: systolic pressure, which measures the force of blood when your heart beats (contracts), and diastolic pressure, which measures the force of blood when your heart is resting between beats.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. It can cause damage to the arteries, heart, and other organs, and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems.
On the other hand, low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, can be a sign of an underlying health problem, such as dehydration.
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important for good overall health. It can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, and managing stress, as well as through the use of medications prescribed by a healthcare provider.
It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly and to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations for managing it.