Hypertension can be diagnosed in children, young people, adults, pregnant women and the elderly. Doctors measured the pressure on several occasions before confirming the existence of hypertension, as it is normal that during the day the blood pressure suffer variations.

Blood pressure is read through two quantities, the one upper which determines the systolic blood pressure (maximum pressure in systole) and the bottom one that determines the diastolic blood pressure (minimum pressure in diastole).

• The blood pressure in your normal state will show the following results: 120/80 mmHg.

• High blood pressure will show the following results 140/90 mmHg or higher, most of the time.

• If the results are of 120/80 or more but below 140/90, this is called pre hypertension.