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What is Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure by Inayatullah Shaheen

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition that leads to so many disease.  Disease such as heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. Blood pressure, or hypertension is a force blood pushing against the wall of the arteries as heart pumps blood. If the blood pressure raise and stay at high level, it will cause problems in your body and damage organs.  About 33 percent adult in United State have high blood pressure, (hypertension). The person who have high blood pressure don’t know it. The condition have no sign or symptoms. You can have it years without knowing it. And you won’t know if you had or have a high blood pressure problem. But till this time, you will damage your inner organs and other parts of the body.

Know your blood pressure number is important. Let’s say your all fine and feel great. Still knowing your number can be best way to keep your and your organ out of danger. If the numbers are reaching high, then you can work with your health care doctor to help prevent any more damage to your body and organs.  Not know your numbers will give you hard time later on in your life.  Blood pressure is measured in systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic means, blood pressure when heart beats while pumping blood. And Diastolic means when heart is at rest and beating normally. Systolic can been, when you are running and check your blood pressure, we all know that time our blood pressure is going to be high, in which this case is its normal. Let’s say you’re sitting in a relax position and you check your blood pressure and the number come out to be rocket high. At this cause you must go and see your doctor as soon as possible.

You have seen that blood pressure number are written as systolic number above and before the diastolic number such as (120/80 mmHg) which stands for millimeter of mercy, units use to measured blood pressure.  Blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time. It lowers as you sleep and rises when you wake up. Blood pressure also rises when you’re excited, nervous, or active. If your numbers stay above normal most of the time, you’re at risk for health problems. The risk grows as blood pressure numbers rise. “Prehypertension” means you may end up with HBP, unless you take steps to prevent it.

If you’re being treated for HBP and have repeat readings in the normal range, your blood pressure is under control. However, you still have the condition. You should see your doctor and follow your treatment plan to keep your blood pressure under control.

Your systolic and diastolic numbers may not be in the same blood pressure category. In this case, the more severe category is the one you’re in. For example, if your systolic number is 160 and your diastolic number is 80, you have stage 2 HBP. If your systolic number is 120 and your diastolic number is 95, you have stage 1 HBP. If you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, HBP is defined as 130/80 mmHg or higher. HBP numbers also differ for children and teens

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To keep yourself and your organ in a healthy condition then you must go and see your health care doctor regularly even when your feel well. You never know what is going on inside of your body. But going to doctor and getting yourself check every 3 months is not a bad thing. High blood pressure is one of the dangerous disease to have.


Reference: Webmd.com


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