What You Need to Know about High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is defined as the stress the arteries undergo during the circulation of blood through them and to different organs and tissues. High blood pressure is formally termed hypertension. It is usually found in persons who are prone to higher stress levels.

Measurement of blood pressure is taken using a device which uses mercury. Systolic and diastolic pressures are two main measurements.

These are the maximum and minimum pressure during the blood's circulation through the arteries. The average mean value of blood pressure is usually 120/80 mm Hg.

Any change in the value of the average measurement is defined as either high blood pressure or low blood pressure. There are different reasons why a person is undergoing stress which in turn will lead to adrenaline rush causing increase in the pressure of blood circulation.

A person should take care of blood pressure increases and control the same to reduce their risk of other ailments which are related to blood pressure. Increase in blood pressure leads to stress on the heart. It may lead to a heart attack and stroke.

A person may feel dizziness, fainting at frequent intervals and lightheadedness if they have low blood pressure and should be reported to a doctor so that a correct diagnosis can be made. There are few general symptoms of hypertension. A timely diagnosis will help the doctor devise a program for reducing blood pressure.

An adrenaline rush is usually due to anxiety and higher content of sodium in the body. Food habits should be taken care of along with control over stress levels.

Keeping stress levels at bay is an important factor for reducing blood pressure. Stress can be reduced by practicing meditation. Many doctors provide medication and recommend certain exercises to keep the blood pressure under control.

Now that you have understood completely what blood pressure is, it is time you had a check up and your blood pressure measured. If the measurements are all right then you may not require any treatment. But if the values are high, then it is necessary that you devise a plan which will help you have a control over your food habits and your stress.

It is necessary that you intake smaller amounts of sodium to keep your blood pressure under control. Fruit juices, raw vegetables, walking and certain exercises help a person overcome high blood pressure and lead a healthy life. Have a balanced diet and be active.


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