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.

American Heart Association 2017 High Blood Pressure Clinical Guidelines


Blood Pressure Levels

Normal


<120 mm Hg systolic   &   <80 mm Hg diastolic

Elevated


120-129 mm Hg systolic   &   <80 mm Hg diastolic

Hypertension


Stage 1: 130-139 mm Hg systolic   or   80-89 mm Hg diastolic
Stage 2:  >= 140 mm Hg systolic   or   >= 90 mm Hg diastolic

Oak Creek Health Department