All You Need To Know about Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a common condition that happens to one out of ten people. There is nothing serious about it unless you control it. Normal blood pressure is absolutely necessary for life. Today in this blog we will discuss blood pressure, its type, and the way to control it.

 

What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the pressure of the circulation of blood against walls of blood vessels. This force enables the movement of the blood in the whole body. The blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury that is mmHg. The main force which is provided by the blood pressure helps in supplying oxygen and other essential nutrients for the nourishment of tissues and organs. It picks up toxic waste material from metabolism, delivers white blood cells, hormones, and antibodies. 

 

Ranges Of Blood Pressure

Blood pressure has three types: normal, low bp, and high bp. It is important to have normal blood pressure to lead a healthy lifestyle. If the blood pressure happens to be low or high then it is a problem.

 

 

Normal 

 

If your blood pressure ranges from 90/60mmHg to 120/80 mmHg then it is normal. You are at no risk and are safe. 

 

Low Blood Pressure

 

Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, occurs when blood pressure is less than 90/60mmHg. The one with no symptoms does not have serious issues. This usually happens when the flow of blood is inadequate and organs are not getting enough supplements. Light dizziness is a common symptom of hypotension.

 

High Blood Pressure

 

High blood pressure or hypertension happens when blood pressure is higher than 120/80 mmHg. If the pressure is high for a longer period then it results in hypertension. If the person is stressed, tensed, and hypes up easily then the chances of hypertension increase. It is a serious condition and can even lead to a heart attack. Consulting a doctor and taking proper medication is necessary in this case.

 

Symptoms 

Let us look at the symptoms of high and low blood pressure:

Low BP (Hypotension)

Blurred vision

Fainting

Lightheadedness

Lack of concentration

laziness

 

High BP (Hypertension)

Shortness of breath

Severe headache

Bleeding of nose

Anxiety

Chest pain

 

Blood Pressure And Diseases

 

Heart disease

 

Hypertension can lead to heart diseases. High blood pressure can make your heart work hard. It puts strain on coronary arteries. This can result in enlargement of the heart. Some of the heart risks are heart failure, cardiac arrest, and heart attack.

 

Brain Damage

 

A healthy supply of blood and oxygen is important for the proper working of the brain. Not having normal blood pressure can lead to the blockage of blood causing brain hemorrhage. It can also affect memory and the ability to work.

 

How To Control Your Blood Pressure?

You can control the blood pressure and keep it normal by following a healthy lifestyle. Adapt these following habits in your daily routine:

Exercise Regularly

Eat healthily

Say no to rich-in-salt foods

No smoking

Limit alcohol intake 

Manage stress

 

Conclusion

High/Low blood pressure is no issue until it is under control. This is not any serious disease or chronic illness which requires treatment. But it can become one if not taken care of properly. With the medications, you can also use home remediation to control your bp. When it comes to health, it is important to have your blood pressure under control.  Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps you in keeping your blood pressure normal.

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