Should You Worry When Your Blood Pressure Spikes?

Relentless high blood pressure increases the risk of a cardiovascular event, but an occasional rise may not be dangerous.

Most people with hypertension are able to maintain their blood pressure within a reasonable range. Occasionally, though, blood pressure can rapidly soar to unforeseen heights. If your systolic pressure hits 180 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), or your diastolic pressure reaches 120 mmHg, you need to know what to do. “If you are not having significant […]
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