Features October 2014 Issue

Know What to Do When Blood Pressure Approaches the Extremes

When your blood pressure climbs too high or drops suddenly, it could be a sign of other health problems or that you need to alter your medication regimen.

Managing your blood pressure means knowing the healthy range for your systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) measurements. If you’re being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension), you may have been advised to check your pressures at home. So you know what your numbers should look like.

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