Blood Pressure Checks

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Blood Pressure Checks are by appointment only for Oak Creek Residents.  Call for nurse availability. There is no fee.

What is High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries, which carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. But if it stays high for a long time, it can damage your heart and lead to health problems. High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.

Signs and Symptoms

High blood pressure has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. The only way to know if you have it is to measure your blood pressure. Then you can take steps to control it if it is too high.

Is My Blood Pressure Normal?


Blood Pressure Levels

Normal

systolic: less than 120 mmHg

diastolic: less than 80mmHg

At risk (prehypertension)

systolic: 120–139 mmHg

diastolic: 80–89 mmHg

High

systolic: 140 mmHg or higher

diastolic: 90 mmHg or higher

Oak Creek Health Department