0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


You and Your Blood Pressure
Blood pressure - pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. We've all heard about the word Blood pressure also known as BP which becomes a common type of the sickness when classified as High or Low blood pressure which most persons have and do not have an idea about.

The heart is the central point of the body. If the heart stops functioning, then the whole body is at risk of not functioning (Death). Medical practitioners give the general public a chance to save their heart from dying but the question is:
•   When last did you go to the Hospital to check up?
•   What Did Your Doctor Tell You about Your Blood Pressure
•   Is Your Blood Pressure Normal, High or Low

Some of us reading this article will say “do I really need to see the doctor?”
Some will say “I am fine and my heart is fine and I don’t need a doctor to check me”
How will you know if a doctor did not tell you?
The fact is that every adult have the sickness. The difference is that some will be normal; others will be low, or even high.

No need to panic. If you have known what level you are, the doctors are there to give you treatment. There are drugs that increase the low level to normal and there are also drugs that can decrease high blood pressure to normal.

The different level of Blood Pressure and readings
•   Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)
•   Prehypertension: 120-139 over 80-89
•   Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159 over 90-99
•   Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above over 100 and above
•   High blood pressure in people over age 60: 150 and above over 90 and above

Causes of High Blood Pressure
There factors that contribute to High blood pressure in human, these factors are most time personal induced factors which include:
•   Smoking
•   Stress
•   Overweight or being obese
•   Lack of physical activity/exercise
•   Too much salt in the diet
•   Consumption much alcohol (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
•   Older age
•   Genetics
•   Chronic kidney disease
•   Adrenal and thyroid disorders and others

Causes of Low blood pressure
Also there are factors that contribute to low blood pressure. These factors include:
•   Pregnancy.
•   Heart problems.
•   Endocrine problems
•   Dehydration.
•   Blood loss
•   Severe infection (septicemia)
•   Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
•   Lack of nutrients in your diet.

Implications of high blood pressure
There are implications of high blood pressures in humans. High blood pressure put an extra stream in the heart and in the blood vessels thereby causing a disease called “Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is a disease of the heart which could lead to the following
•   Stroke: occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off
•   Heart attack: happens when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked
•   Embolism: occurs when a blood clot or air bubble blocks the flow of blood in a vessel
•   Aneurysm: occurs when a blood vessel wall bursts causing internal bleeding.

Blood pressure can also damage the small blood vessels in your kidneys and stop them from functioning properly. The symptoms of kidney disease include the following:
•   weakness
•   Swollen ankles, feet or hands (due to water retention)
•   Shortness of breath
•   Blood in your urine
•   Urinating more often, particularly at night
•   Itchy skin

Implications of Low blood pressure
•   Reduces the level oxygen to carry out its normal activities
•   Leads to damage to the heart and brain

Prevention of High Blood Pressure
For you to prevent yourselves from having high blood pressure, you will have to do the following
•   Stop Smoking
•   Reduce the level of work from Stress
•   Loss Overweight
•   Do exercise
•   Let salt be moderate in your diet
•   Less Consumption much alcohol

Prevention of High Blood Pressure
For you to prevent yourselves from having low blood pressure, you will have to do the following
•   Regularly check your blood pressure during Pregnancy.
•   See the cardiologist for any Heart problems.
•   Rehydration yourself always. 
•   Check your blood level regularly
•   Treat every infection like septicemia and others
•   Eat healthy Let there be enough nutrients in your diet.

I hope this helps create a better understanding of Blood Preasure and establish the importance of regular check-ups amongst all age ranges. Do share this post with others using the buttons below - Like, Tweet, G+
Your comments and questions are welcome.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 11:00 AM by Briggz5d »


Paracetamol Linked To Cause Blood Cancer?

Started by Briggz5d

Replies: 0
Views: 2281
Last post May 17, 2011, 04:49 PM
by Briggz5d
BODY ODOUR & DARK UNDERARMS - Natural ways to remedy them

Started by Sommy123

Replies: 0
Views: 1616
Last post May 24, 2017, 04:42 PM
by Sommy123