BP Basics

Uneven Blood Pressure Readings

When blood in our body performs its function of circulation, it exerts a pressure on the walls of the arteries; this pressure is referred to as blood pressure. Blood pressure is generally measured on the basis of two numbers, the diastolic pressure and the systolic pressure. It becomes essential to differentiate between normal and uneven blood pressure readings. If the diastolic pressure is between 90 to 104 mm Hg and the systolic pressure between 145 to 159 mm Hg, then it is referred to as mild hypertension. If the systolic pressure is above 160 mm Hg and diastolic pressure above 100 mm Hg, then it is regarded as Hypertension. If the blood pressure is below normal then it is regarded as hypotension. Hypotension, is commonly called low blood pressure.

Causes of uneven blood pressure readings:
* Neurological disorders.
* Kidney and liver malfunctioning.
* Cardiovascular disorders.
* Pregnancy-induced hypertension or Pre-eclampsia.
* Stress, depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders.
* Side effects of medication.

Preventing uneven blood pressure readings through:

* Proper and early medication. This is possible by early detection and diagnosis.
* Keeping the blood pressure in check by avoiding sodium, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
* Including, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of daily dietary habits.
* Increasing water intake up to ten glasses of water.
* Doing exercises, meditation, and jogging to ward off any kind of stress.