Pre-hypertension is a medical issue that is typically when the blood pressure is slightly above normal but does not yet sound alarms enough for medication to be started.
Therefore it is when a persons blood pressure is elevated above the normal level of 120/80 mm Hg
However, this level is not yet at the level to be considered hypertension.
It is believed that 1/3 of the population is pre-hypertensive
More often seen in men than women.
Blood pressure often increases as age increases.
Two numbers that measure blood pressure: Upper Number and Lower Number
1. Systolic pressure
2. Diastolic pressure
The first (Upper) number: Systolic is typically between 120 and 139 mm Hg
The second (Lower) number: Diastolic is typically between 80 and 89 mm Hg
* – These is normal levels
When over blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg – it is considered hypertension
- Often no specific cause is linked
- Kidney disease
- Adrenal problems
- Thyroid problems
- Lack of Exercise
- Many have no symptoms at all
- Heart racing
- Vision changes
- Diet changes
- Increase of exercise
- Low fat diet
- Low sodium diet
- High potassium diet