is the Normal
Blood Pressure Level
wants to have a normal blood pressure level. Blood pressure is the
amount of force that the blood exerts on the vessel walls. It is one of the major vital signs.
The pressure must be kept under control at all times. Hypertension generally does not show any symptoms which is the reason to
keep constantly monitoring it.
remember to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking before taking your
reading otherwise it won’t be accurate enough. Once in there the doctor
will check your pressure using a device called the sphygmomanometer.
The best time
to get your blood
pressure checked is a couple of hours after you have woken up.
device is a cuff that goes around your arm. Once the
start inflating it will start measuring your pressure. Once it
has been measured it will deflate again and your doctor will inform you
of the reading. The
average or normal blood pressure level for an adult
is considered to be 120/80 mmHg. You might be thinking what
in top and the one in the bottom means. Well the number at the top is
the systolic pressure and the one in
the bottom is the diastolic one. The systolic is the one that occurs
when the heart is contracting and the diastolic one is the pressure
when the heart is in a relaxed state.
Even when the maximum
pressure that is considered a normal blood pressure level is
is preferable that your pressure ranges from 90-119 systolic and 60 to
79 diastolic. Any lower than that is considered hypotension
which can also be dangerous. Hypotension can lead to suffer heart
failure if it gets too low because the heart must have a moderate
amount of force to deliver the blood to all the areas in the body.
is quite the opposite of hypotension but has
dangers of its own. If your blood pressure constantly ranges from 140/90 mmHg to
159/99 mmHg you have what is called stage 1 hypertension. There 4 stages
of hypertension and the higher it goes the more dangerous is going to
be. If your pressure is around the normal levels is advisable to
visit your doctor once in a while to make sure it stays that way.
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