Normal Blood Pressure For Men

A normal blood pressure for men is important for heart health. High blood pressure can lead to serious conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Abnormal and normal blood pressure levels are the same for men and women. Blood pressure is measured in two unique numbers: systolic and diastolic. The number on the top is the systolic number and indicates the pressure inside your arteries when your heart beats. The diastolic is the bottom number and is the lower of the two numbers. The diastolic number measures the pressure within your heartbeats between your heart beats. In other words, the systolic pressure measures the pressure as your heart contracts, while the diastolic measure the pressure when your heart is resting. 

According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure for men is when the systolic pressure (top number) is less than 120 mm Hg and the diastolic pressure (bottom number) is less than 80 mm Hg. People who are categorized with pre-hypertension will have blood pressure readings in the ranges of 120 to 139 systolic and 80 to 89 diastolic. High blood pressure for men is diagnosed when the systolic pressure is 140 or higher and the diastolic pressure is 90 or greater. If your systolic blood pressure is higher than 180 and your diastolic pressure is greater than 110, seek emergency care right away.

About one in three adults have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. So it is important to get tested to see if you have normal blood pressure for men. While blood pressure changes from minute to minute as a result of stress, exercise, or even your body posture, a healthy blood pressure will typically stay in the normal range. In order to diagnose high blood pressure for men, your doctor will likely take several readings. If your doctor determines that you have high blood pressure, they may recommend lifestyle changes, exercise, and extreme changes in diet and/or the medications you take.

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