What are high blood pressure levels?

140/90 or greater. There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit.

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Can enchondroma be related to high blood pressure levels?

Not related. Enchondroma is one type of benign (noncancerous) cartilage tumor that appears on the inside of the bone. These tumors usually begin and grow in childhood, then stop growing but remain present throughout adulthood. They are not related to high blood pressure. Read more...

How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

High BP. Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. Read more...
Lower salt intake. Avoid fried food, canned food with high sodium preservative, eat plenty vegetables and non salted nuts. Excercise and drink lots of water. Your primary care physcian may place on antihypertensive meds. Read more...