BP Basics

Blood pressure ranges

Blood pressure is in fact an extremely complicated ailment.  Blood pressure depends a lot on the outcome of metabolism in the human body. A patient can either suffer from high blood pressure or low blood pressure.
Let us evaluate various  ranges of blood pressure.

Normal blood pressure ranges
The normal reading of blood pressure is denoted as 120/ 80 mm Hg.

Basically there are two types of pressures that are  exerted by blood on your arteries. One is called the systolic pressure and the other is called diastolic pressure. When the heart beats the pressure on the walls of the blood vessels is the maximum and it is called the systolic pressure. This  is normally between 100 to 130mm Hg. When the heart rests between beats, the pressure on the wall falls down. This pressure is called  diastolic pressure. This is normally between 70 to 90 mm Hg.

High blood pressure readings:-
Doctors consider average normal blood pressure readings to be 120/ 80 mm Hg. Please note, there should  always be a balance between the two blood pressure readings i.e. Systole and diastole.  The difference between  systolic and diastolic pressure has to be within a prescribed  limit. For instance, a person having a blood pressure reading of  130/80 mm Hg may be considered to be normal. But if a person  has a blood pressure reading of  130/90mm Hg, the person can be identified to be  suffering from  high blood pressure. In high blood pressure the  systole  is usually above 140 mm Hg and diastole is 90mm Hg..

Low blood pressure readings:-
In a low blood pressure condition the diastolic range is below 70 mm Hg and the systolic pressure is between  100 to 110mm Hg. 

Things you should take care of so that you don’t suffer from the disease of blood pressure..
a)  Don't check blood pressure immediately after taking meals. There should be a gap of at least 3 to 4 hours.

b) Avoid taking blood pressure reading after physical exercises.

c) Always check your blood pressure when you are not mentally stressed.