You Need For a Blood
A blood pressure log can be really helpful when facing the very
frequent hypertension condition. Hypertension or high blood pressure is
a condition that is very common and can be very severe.
When your blood pressure is too high it may be because the arteries are
narrow which makes your heart work harder to pump the blood or too much
fluid in the blood vessels which produce the same effect on the heart.
With hypertension you will have to watch the condition very
carefully if you do not want any sudden complications.
of the best ways to watch your pressure is by using a blood pressure
log. You are going to use the log to keep a record of your blood
pressure readings. This is extremely important as you must note any
information that might be relevant in treating the hypertension
condition. You can keep a daily log in addition to your medical records
in order to have the best data available. You will need a blood
pressure monitor in order to execute this properly. Understanding
pressure readings is essential so you must know what reading is
acceptable and which one is not.
maximum healthy blood pressure accepted is 120/80mmHg.
This pressure should be your first priority. The top number is
the systolic blood pressure while the bottom one is the diastolic one.
The top one refers
to the pressure in the blood stream when the heart is contracting and
the bottom one refers to the pressure when the heart relaxes. The best
possible range for a good blood pressure is from 90/60mmHg to
119/79mmHg. If you can manage to keep the pressure at these levels you
are doing fine.
A good blood pressure log must have essential information like:
pressure readings, the time
of the reading, your weight
moment of the reading and if possible any situation or
event that could
affect the reading at that moment. Some days people are more stressed
than others. Exercising and alcoholic drinks can also affect a reading
which is why you must not smoke and or drink alcohol before taking it.
Avoid making exercise at least 30 minutes before your reading otherwise
it will give an inaccurate measure.
Before heading to your doctor
remember to bring your log with you in order to discuss the data with
him, that way he will have a better idea in how to treat your condition.
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