Do you know how much your pressure is measured? Or how much do you need to measure? Measuring the pressure value can be done easily. Some pharmacies and health centers even measure it free of charge for the population. This is the way to check if the pressure is too good, too high or too low.
The pressure considered optimal is when it is in the range of 12 to 8, or 120 per 80 mm of mercury (mmHg), as experts call it. According to Revista Sadede, in the Brazilian Society of Cardiology there is a consensus that when the value is between 12 to 8 and 14 to 9, the patient has prehypertension.
On the other hand, American medicine regards this value as "high blood pressure," according to the journal Health. Values over 13 to 8 are considered hypertension.
These values should be included in the warning signal of the affected person, but are not cause for panic, as the stroke threat is more likely in those with a blood pressure greater than 14 to 9.
For that to happen, it's important to always be aware of the pressure, especially if you have a family history. The Health Magazine says the expert advice is to check the pressure at least once a year.