Blood Pressure And Your Health

Normal blood pressure is best to stay healthy

Blood circulating through the arteries from heart exert some pressure on the walls of the arteries which is called blood pressure. There is a normal amount of force with which blood travels through the veins, this is called normal blood pressure. In fact, there are two pressures that are being exerted by blood on your arteries. One is called the systolic pressure and the other is called diastolic pressure.

According to Medical guidelines, the normal blood pressure of an adult is 120/80 mm of Hg of which 120 mm Hg is the systolic pressure and 80 mm Hg is diastolic pressure. When the heart beats the pressure on the walls of the arteries the maximum, it is called systolic pressure which is normally between 100-130mm of Hg. However, when the heart rests in between, the pressure on the walls falls down and that is called diastolic pressure. The normal range of diastolic pressure is from 70-90mm of Hg. Therefore, an average normal blood pressure level is taken as 120/90mm of Hg.

If your blood pressure rises more than normal range, it is better to go to the doctor for  medical treatment to avoid further complications. High blood pressure is responsible for many maladies in your body. If a person is diabetic or has any sort of kidney disease and has a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg, he or she must immediately consult with the doctor.

There are certain steps to keep the blood pressure normal. High or low blood pressure triggers a number of diseases in your body. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with some mild exercises, proper sleep, stress free day and limited amount of salt in food can keep your blood pressure normal. If you are suffering from high blood pressure, you needn’t panic as the pressure tends to fluctuate a little bit due to stress or nervousness. One such situation is called “white coat syndrome”, a situation when the BP increases in a doctor’s clinic due to nervousness. Just calm down and recheck your BP after half an hour.