Blood pressure is the pressure of blood against the walls of a blood vessel or heart chamber. Measurement of pressure or force inside the blood vessels (arteries) with each heartbeat. Blood pressure is written as two numbers; the first number, the systolic pressure, is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills the arteries with blood. People with diabetes should aim for a blood pressure of 130/80 or less. High blood pressure (hypertension) can cause health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. Blood pressure 120/80 mm Hg. If blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg, it is considered to be a high blood pressure.
Blood pressure is measured with a monitor called a sphygmomanometer. This is a digital box attached to a tube with a cuff on the end. The cuff is placed around the arm and inflated to a certain level, then deflated slowly. A sensor in the cuff provides information about blood pressure or a doctor or nurse will listen to the blood flow using a stethoscope with.
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms. Some people may not know they have it until they have a heart, brain, or kidneys. Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, usually lasts a lifetime. The good news is that it can be treated and controlled.
Blood pressure symptoms symptoms of hypertension are difficult to track. It is very difficult to identify the physical disease itself. But still, any general symptoms observed in most of the patients are
1) bleeding nose
2) bouts of headaches
3) dizziness and fatigue
If high blood pressure is caused by a tumor that is phechromocytoma adrenal gland, symptoms may include rapid heartbeat or unstable, sweating, anxiety, headaches and pallor.
Blood pressure (hypotension) is pressure that is so low that it causes symptoms or signs due to reduced blood flow through arteries and veins. If the blood flow is too small to provide enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as brain, heart, and kidney, the organs do not function normally and may be permanently damaged.
Slightly high blood pressure should not be treated so aggressively, but regular monitoring is important. If you have very severe hypertension may need to go to hospital for treatment. But it is more likely that you will be looked after by the family doctor and / or nurse. Blood pressure changes during the day. The lowest is as you sleep and rises when you get up. It also can rise when you are excited, nervous, or active.
According to research studies, the risk of dying from a heart attack is directly related to blood pressure, particularly systolic hypertension. The higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk, even blood pressure within normal limits.
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