In this issue, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for high and low blood pressure, as well as some tips for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood uses to get through your arteries. When your heart pumps, it uses force to push oxygen-rich blood out to your arteries. They bring it to your body’s cells and tissues. If your blood pressure is too high, it can cause health issues. The only way to know your blood pressure is to measure it.
Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into arteries that carry blood throughout your body. This happens 60 to 100 times a minute, 24 hours a day. Arteries deliver oxygen and nutrients to your whole body so it can function.
Blood pressure vs. Heart rate
Both of these have to do with your heart, but they’re two different things. Blood pressure is how powerfully your blood travels through your blood vessels. Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats in one minute.
An increase in heart rate doesn’t mean your blood pressure is going up, too. The only way to know your blood pressure is to measure it with a blood pressure cuff and gauge.It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is expressed as two numbers, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. The systolic pressure is the higher number, and it represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. The diastolic pressure is the lower number, and it represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest between beats. A normal blood pressure reading is around 120/80 mmHg.
Blood pressure is not a constant value and can fluctuate depending on various factors. Physical activity or emotional arousal can cause an increase in blood pressure, while a state of relaxation can lead to lower readings.
Additionally, other factors that can affect your blood pressure include age, medications you are taking, and changes in body position.
Blood pressure is an important indicator of overall health and wellbeing. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Low blood pressure, on the other hand, can cause dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms.
In this Issue
High and Low Blood Pressure – Cause and Symptoms
Right way to check Blood Pressure
Decoding your results
What treatments are available for patients with high blood pressure?
Understanding Secondary Hypertension
Strength Training & Hypertension
Weather & Hypertension
Yoga & Hypertension
Choosing a Home blood monitor
Toolkit to maintain a healthy blood pressure