# Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is the most common disease of the cardiovascular system, which affects up to 40% of people aged 25 to 64 years. Unfortunately, high blood pressure is often overlooked because the symptoms may not be visible for many years ...

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of arteries when pumping blood into the heart. When measuring blood pressure values, we are interested in 2 numbers that measure 2 different pressures. The first, higher number is systolic blood pressure. The second, lower number is diastolic pressure, i.e. the pressure measured during heart muscle relaxation. You can measure your high blood pressure, for example, after intense physical activity or a stressful situation. However, you do not need to be diagnosed with hypertension immediately. We talk about diagnosis only if high blood pressure occurs on 2 different days when fully rested.

In this category you will find the most effective high blood pressure fighters, including nitric oxide, a molecule that causes blood vessels to vasodilate. This process allows more blood to flow through the blood vessels and the blood pressure lowers.