Blood pressure is important factor in human beings as they suffer from low and high blood pressure.Blood pressure indicates pressure inside your vessels while the heart pumps blood and while it rests. This eMedTV article covers key aspects of blood pressure, like how it is measured, what is considered normal, and what can affect it.
High blood pressure (BP) also known as hypertension or the silent killer, has crept into the lives of 1/3 of American adults. This works out to approximately 74.5 million Americans according to the American Heart Association. Its main cause is still unknown, and it usually has no warning signs or symptoms. High BP can have deadly health consequences if left untreated.
A blood pressure chart is a table that shows a personâs overall risk for hypertension or the level of hypertension present based on a blood pressure reading. As blood pressure increases, so does the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and vision damage. When a patientâs measurements rise above what experts refer to as the pre-hypertension level, the risks literally double. By referring to a blood pressure chart, doctors are able to determine more accurately the appropriate treatments to keep patients within safe levels.
If your blood pressure is low, take some licorice just before doing athletic activities to boost it. If it's normal, make sure you get a good 6 to 8 hours of rest each night, and try to exercise for 30 minutes every other day to the point of getting an elevated heart rate. If it's high, take up activities that reduce stress and talk to your doctor about dietary and lifestyle changes. Understanding blood pressure charts and taking the precautions to maintain a healthy blood pressure reading can help you live a longer, healthier life.