The definition of high blood pressure is a consistent blood pressure above one forty over ninety. The systolic is one forty; the diastolic would be the bottom number, which would be above ninety. And what I mean by consistent is at least two separate readings, not just you know minutes apart but days apart, you know, two different visits or you went to a fire station and a visit and you’re consistently having these elevated blood pressure readings. That would diagnose you with high blood pressure. Treatment options.
For high blood pressure if you’re in the borderline range such as just just in the one forty range or or over ninety range, really would include diet and exercise changes. So, increasing your activity level, changing your diet. We have something called a DASH diet or DASH and it basically is a low salt diet. And we’ll we’ll give you options for lower salt foods that’ll help bring your blood pressure down really just by changing your your eating habits. Exercise we know will bring down your blood pressure as well. The other options of course would.
Be medication. if your blood pressure is in a higher range, say one fifty/one sixty or higher, we would most likely start you on either one or a combination of blood pressure lowering medications. But that we use in combination with your therapeutic lifestyle changes. High blood pressure is dangerous because it can lead to heart attack and it can also lead to stroke. We we know for a fact that if someone goes with high blood pressure for long periods of time it puts them at greater risk for stroke and also vision changes. You can you could.