Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy

by | Jul 29, 2019 | Blood Pressure Tracking

One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is by controlling your blood pressure. High blood pressure can damage your heart in a number of ways, and for each rise in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg systolic (top) or 10 mm Hg diastolic (bottom), your risk of heart disease doubles.

The first step in controlling your blood pressure is knowing your numbers. The process is fast, simple, and free. Visit our pharmacy today and take a couple minutes to check in on your heart health. Then, learn what your numbers mean by referencing the information provided on the back.

For more information on blood pressure and ways to keep your heart healthy, talk to your Sterling pharmacy team and visit

What Your Numbers Mean:

Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and 80 mm Hg diastolic.

For adults, high blood pressure (hypertension) is when blood pressure is higher than 140 mm Hg systolic and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and leads to hardening of the arteries, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.