A lot of young people make the error of thinking that high blood pressure is  associated with old age when in fact, this dangerous medical condition can affect just about anyone. According to Medical News Today, high BP affects 1 in 3 people in the US and at least 1 Billion people worldwide.

High blood pressure also known as hypertension, is also called the “silent killer” and for good reason. It often has no symptoms, but it’s a major risk for heart disease and stroke. When we talk about BP, you have to note that there are two numbers involved in the measurement.

The measurements are

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1. Systolic blood pressure: This is the top number and it represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heartbeats.

2. Diastolic blood pressure: Being the bottom number, this represents the pressure in your blood vessels…

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