Before we dive in let’s define what Blood Pressure means: Blood pressure is a combination of systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure represents blood force, or pressure, while the heart is beating and diastolic pressure stands for blood pressure when the heart is at rest.

Blood pressure ranges include:

• Normal: Less than 120/80
• Prehypertension: 120–139/80-89
• Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140–159/90-99
• Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above

Why Does Your Blood Pressure Rise:

High blood pressure starts when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels becomes too high,