High Blood Pressure

Years ago, undiagnosed High Blood Pressure was commonly referred to as The Silent Killer. High Blood Pressure may be a contributing factor to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. There are 2 components to measure Blood Pressure. The Systolic pressure is the pressure of the blood flow when the heart contracts (the top number) and the Diastolic pressure is the pressure between contractions (the bottom number). Although readings can vary due to many factors, a generally accepted ideal reading is 120/80. Because of the many types of Blood Pressure medications developed over the years that provide excellent control, many life insurance companies will consider applicants for a Preferred Plus underwriting who have maintained good control. To find out more or if you have any questions, call us today at 888-628-6100.