Also called high blood pressure, this is a measure of the force against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood throughout the body. Consistently high blood pressure can damage multipe organ systems and reduce quality of life.

According to the American College of Cardiology 2017 Guidelines, Hypertension diagnoses begin at Systolic pressure ≥130 mmHg or Diastolic pressure >80 mmHg. Keep a routine Blood Pressure log to give your doctor context when understanding your healthcare needs.