Blood pressure is the force or the
measurement of the force applied to the walls of the arteries by the
blood in the body. It is determined on the basis of the force, the
amount of blood pumped and the size and flexibility of the
Around one in every three adults
in the United States is suffering from high blood pressure, and
nearly one-third of these people don't know that they owe this
disease. This is due to the fact that there are no defined symptoms
of blood pressure. As a matter of fact, many people have high blood
pressure for years without having even a hint of it.
blood pressure keeps changing. These changes depend on the activity,
temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state, and the
medication used by you. The pressure of blood when the heart beats,
is at its highest and is known as systolic pressure. And the pressure
of blood when the heart rests between beats is the lowest and is
called diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure is calculated
in accordance with the systolic and diastolic pressures. Both these
numbers are very important. Generally, blood pressure is written as
120/80 mmHg (measured in millimeters of mercury, a unit for measuring
pressure). In the written form, the systolic pressure is the first or
the top number and the diastolic pressure is the second or the bottom
number. For example: If the systolic pressure of a person is 120 and
the diastolic pressure is 80, then it would be written as 120/80
Blood pressure can be divided into high blood pressure
and low blood pressure. Both conditions are injurious for your
health. So it is better to prevent the disease from taking its root
into you. It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure.
There is no point in developing the lethal condition and then spend
your whole life under the agony of its pernicious consequences.