normal blood pressure
- Blood pressure changes throughout the day and usually heightens as the day progresses.
- A sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure is determined by the systolic (as the heart beats) and diastolic (as the heart relaxes) numbers.
- Blood pressure over 140/90 is considered high blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension.
- Low blood pressure or LBP is also an issue of concern because its symptoms can be as difficult to detect.
- Risks of HBP - Heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure
- Causes of HBP - Genetics, age, diabetes, obesity, and indirectly as a result of diet and a lack of exercise, Stress, caffeine, tobacco use, sleep apnea, adrenal tumors, night employment, certain medications, hormones, genetic factors and even body temperature and disease.
- Experts have noted that decreasing sodium, increasing the intake of raw, fresh vegetables, drinking alcohol in moderation, and including exercise into your daily routine all contribute to BP management.
The definition of normal blood pressure is a pressure reading as low as 90/60 or as high as 138/89 against the walls of the arteries.
the pressure exerted by the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels, esp. the arteries, or the heart: it varies with health, age, emotional tension, etc.
Facts About Blood Pressure
An example of normal blood pressure is 120/80.