Dr. Nemencio A. Nicodemus, Jr., Director of PSEM educates the public during the 3rd National Hypertension Awareness Month celebration
Are you at risk of hypertension?
According to Dr. Nemencio A. Nicodemus, Jr., Director of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM), there are ideal heart-healthy numbers for the body to be maintained to prevent hypertension.
“Stage one hypertension occurs when an individual obtained a blood pressure of 140 over 90. Even if you are a teenager and you reached that certain level, you are already hypertensive. Normal blood pressure should be 120 over 70 and below,” he explained.
Written by Rachel Ann Doreen D. Nadal
Read more: Maintain heart-healthy numbers to prevent hypertension, says expert