Low BP

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure

The heart rate and blood pressure are related to each other. Blood is the prime mover of the circulatory system. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood within the arteries of the body. Blood pressure is the driving force that causes blood to flow through the body from the arteries (where the pressure is high), through organs, and into the veins (where the pressure is low). Blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart into the arteries as well as by the resistance to the flow of blood by the arteries. Blood pressure is defined in two pressures- systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. For further details, read Basics Of Preventing Low Blood Pressure.

Systolic pressure is the first number in a blood pressure reading. It is the amount of pressure that your heart generates when pumping blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. On the other hand, diastolic pressure in a blood pressure readings refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats.

Blood pressure information is important in the form of systolic and diastolic readings. Blood pressure readings in the form of blood pressure charts can be maintained through blood pressure measurements. Blood pressures are measured through blood pressure monitor or digital blood pressure cuffs. Normal blood pressure is thus usually said to be 120/80 (systolic/diastolic) or less, measured in millimeters of mercury. A blood pressure reading equal to or greater than 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic) is considered as high blood pressure.

A low diastolic blood pressure has been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. A low diastolic pressure that compromises of coronary blood flow, a low diastolic pressure that is due to deteriorating health, and a low diastolic pressure that is a consequence of stiffening of the large arteries.