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|Blood Pressure Disorders by healthbeautytip: 8:08pm On Oct 11, 2017|
Many people fail to realise that measuring blood pressure is quick, simple and painless. It is very important to get your blood pressure checked regularly to avoid blood pressure disorders which sadly, has no symptoms or warning signs and can affect people of all ages and lifestyles.
Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. The pressure is measured with two numbers – when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when it relaxes (diastolic pressure). The first and higher of the two is a measure of systolic pressure, that is, the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills them with blood. The second number measures diastolic pressure, that is, the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.
High Blood Pressure – If your blood pressure readings are consistently 140(systolic) over 90(diastolic), or higher, over several weeks, then you are a sufferer of high blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or stroke and may also affect the kidneys. The medical name for high blood pressure over a long period is hypertension.
Low blood pressure – Health problems can occur when blood pressure drops suddenly and supply to the brain is not sufficient. Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure (less than 90/60). This disorder can be a sign of a fundamental problem — especially in the elderly — where it may cause inadequate blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. This can lead to dizziness, light-headedness, weakness or fainting.
Fluctuating blood pressure –blood pressure that shows extreme or maladaptive fluctuation is also a disorder. Research has it that high systolic and diastolic blood pressure variability is connected with worse performance in different domains of cognitive function, including selective attention, processing speed, immediate and delayed verbal memory and this poses higher stroke risk. It is unclear whether higher blood pressure variability is a cause or a result of cognitive impairment.
The exact causes of these disorders have not been identified however, it can be strongly influenced by
Do not take medicines without seeing a doctor, medicines for high/low blood pressure is for control and not cure.
Take your medicines regularly, usually for the rest of your life.
It is recommended that you make some healthier lifestyle choices like eating healthy meals and getting enough exercise.
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