Measuring Blood Pressure
HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MEASURED REGULARLY
It is important to have your blood pressure measured regularly and know your blood pressure numbers. Both numbers are important. We measure blood pressure with two numbers. The top number is the systolic blood pressure and is the largest number. This is the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats and pumps blood. The bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. This is the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart relaxes and fills with blood.