BP Basics

Ideal blood pressure

The proper flow of blood in every corner of your body is important because it does the function of  delivering oxygen, carrying food, and removing waste from your body. In a normal healthy person, the heart pumps the blood with a minimum force.

This force exerted by the heart is felt on the walls of the blood vessels as the blood flows through it. This force or pressure is called blood pressure.

Blood pressure increases when the heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout the body. This can be due to a number of reasons. One of the reasons is the obstruction in the blood vessels or the arteries. Obstruction can be caused by deposits of lipids, cholesterol and other substances collectively known as plaque.

Blood pressure depends upon two components called the systolic and diastolic pressure. The average  normal range of blood pressure depends on both the systolic and diastolic pressure. 

The ideal reading of systolic blood pressure is between 100-130 mm Hg. Systolic pressure is the maximum pressure exerted on the walls of the arteries or blood vessels.  Diastolic pressure is the minimum  pressure exerted on the wall of  the arteries. The ideal range of diastolic blood pressure   is between
70 to 90 mm Hg. In order to evaluate blood pressure condition of a patient, doctors require the systole and diastole blood pressure reading.  The ideal blood pressure condition in a normal healthy person is 120/80mm Hg..

Things you should do to keep your blood pressure normal.

Physical exercise should become a regular habit. Exercise plays an important role in maintaining the health and longevity of the individual.

Eat healthy and think healthy is the gospel truth for good health.

Avoid stress and  mental tensions. 

Avoid smoking since cigarette smoking is one of the major reasons for vascular obstruction.

And finally, go for a regular and periodical health check up.