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High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Arteries carry blood throughout the body. You blood pressure may go up or down throughout the day, when your blood pressure consistently rises above the normal range you can be diagnosed with "high blood pressure" or hypertension.

There are things you can do to manage or prevent high blood pressure by lifestyle choices, (such as quitting smoking, weight management, and healthy nutrition), medication and knowing your numbers. Here is information to help you learn more about management and the importance of knowing your numbers.

Learn more about what your numbers mean (PDF).