How Hearing Loss And High Blood Pressure Are Connected

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is one of the main reasons why about 70 million American adults (one in three) suffer from heart disease and stroke today. This information comes to us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who also believe that many American adults are also living with prehypertension (elevated blood pressure). While this is different from hypertension, blood pressure levels are still above “normal.” Defining Blood Pressure Blood pressure measures the force of blood as it bangs against the walls of your blood vessels. When a nurse takes your blood pressure, they note two numbers: Your systolic reading: This top number measures the pressure as your heart pushes blood out of itself Your diastolic reading: This bottom number measures the pressure on your heart when it relaxes between beats – when it isn’t pumping any blood. Read More +