Ask your healthcare professional to measure your blood pressure when you have a check-up. There are manual blood pressure monitors and automatic digital machines.
Blood pressure readings have two numbers. The top number is your systolic blood pressure. This is the highest pressure when your heart pumps blood. The bottom one is your diastolic blood pressure. This is the lowest pressure, when your heart relaxes between beats.
For many years the table below was the guideline, but in recent years some doctors have become even stricter about diagnosing blood pressure.
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