The consequences of untreated hypertension are highly serious and could end up with conditions like stroke, heart failure, and dementia. While it’s not always easy to notice the emerging problem, it’s very easy to take your blood pressure. Most of the drug stores have the right equipment for it, just get in the habit of checking it every now and then. Alternatively, just get a portable blood pressure reader and monitor it that way.
Understand the reading
The chart above will show you where your reading should be because it differs depending on gender and age. However, the important part is that you regularly monitor it to see if the number changes over time.