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Saturday, 2 November 2013

What is hypertension?

What is hypertension?

Over 140/90, measured at least three different occasions, counts as high blood pressure. To temporarily have slightly higher (for example, by stress) do not hazardous.

Since blood pressure varies slightly from day to day recommended several checks before hypertension is found. It suffices then to either over -or under- pressure is high on average (for example 150/85 or 135 /100) for the blood pressure is considered elevated.

One in four adults in the world have a blood pressure over 140/90, i.e. high blood pressure.

    Between 140/90 and 160/100 counts as easily hypertension
    Over 160/100 seen as moderately elevated blood pressure
    Over 180/110 is a severely elevated pressure

Although the difference between over-and under pressure , " pulse pressure " is interesting. If the difference is large ( eg 170/85 ) indicates that this harsh, rigid containers - often because of the disease. The blood vessels then cannot expand as much when the pulse wave of the heart why pressure is high.

If you suspect stress caused hypertension can borrow a sphygmomanometer of healthcare that sits on for a day and measure several times an hour . Or buy your own blood pressure monitor to check with the home.

What is good blood pressure?

What is good blood pressure?

If you are healthy and not taking blood pressure medications is high blood pressure usually nothing to worry about.

An excellent healthy blood pressure is a maximum of 120/80. It usually young, healthy and slim people have.

Most people in the Western world have higher blood pressure. It is common in middle-aged and older people, especially at weight problems.

Between 120-140 in blood pressure and 80 to 90 in depression counts as a precursor to hypertension. There is nothing that needs to be treated in otherwise healthy. But it does mean that there is scope for improving health through lifestyle measures.

Indigenous people who do not eat Western diets typically have excellent blood pressure even at an older age. We can learn from and be inspired by them.

How to measure blood pressure?

 How to measure blood pressure?

Blood pressure is usually measured by inflating a cuff around the upper arm. It then measures the pressure in the cuff that prevents blood from passing out in the arm. This corresponds to the pressure inside the blood vessels.

Pressure is indicated by two digits, for example, 120/80.

     The first number is the pressure (when the heart contracts, "systolic" pressure). It is the highest pressure in the blood vessels.

     The second number is the pressure (when the heart relaxes between beats, "diastolic" pressure). It is the lowest pressure in the arteries.

To get your blood pressure measured, you can contact your GP. It can also be checked at many pharmacies. You can also get your own blood pressure monitors and easily check at home whenever you want.

Friday, 1 November 2013

What is blood pressure? Treatment for hypertension, Too high blood pressure risks.

What is blood pressure? Treatment for hypertension, Too high blood pressure risks.

 Having high blood pressure is a common health hazard today. More than one in four adult have high blood pressure - maybe even you or someone in your family? It's usually not but involves the risk of serious diseases such as stroke and heart attack.

The good news is that you can improve your blood pressure with simple lifestyle changes.

The usual treatment for hypertension today is medicines. It can often be a wise choice. But what if you can get the perfect low blood pressure without drugs or side effects

High blood pressure for a few hundred years ago it was extremely rare. Something in today's environment provides an increasing number of high blood pressure. But what?

1.       What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is exactly what it sounds like: the pressure inside your blood vessels. With a normal amount of blood, healthy heart and healthy blood vessels elastic, you get a normal blood pressure.

Low blood pressure may cause dizziness, especially just when you stand up. This is usually harmless and may depend on the volume or salt deficiency.

Mild or moderate elevations of blood pressure are rarely obvious symptoms (lighter headaches occur sometimes). Really high pressure can cause severe headaches, fatigue and nausea. High blood pressure due to the increased amount of fluid and salt in the blood or in the blood vessel walls are thickened and hard.

Since hypertension is rarely seen, one can go far with it without knowing anything. Since it is a health risk, it is wise to check their blood pressure every few years even if you are healthy in general. At least if you are middle-aged or older - high pressure becomes more common with age.

Too high blood pressure causes the length increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension is often treated with medication to reduce health risks. But you can also lower the pressure with lifestyle changes.

High blood pressure is called in medical jargon for hypertension.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?, Low blood pressure causes.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Low blood pressure causes can be due to 

(1) Hormonal changes

(2) Dilation of blood vessels

(3) Medicine side effects

(4) Anemia

(5) Heart & endocrine problems.

Renal blood volume, called hypoglycemia , the most common mechanism that produces hypertension. This can lead to bleeding or blood loss. Insufficient fluid intake as in starvation or excessive fluid loss from diarrhea and vomiting. Hypoglycemia is often induced by excessive use of diuretics. Other medications can produce hypertension by different mechanisms.

Decreased cardiac output despite normal blood volume, due to severe congestive heart failure, large myocardial infarction, or bradycardia , often produces hypertension and can rapidly progress carcinogenic shock. Arrhythmia often results in hypertension by this mechanism. Beta - blockers may cause hypertension both by slowing the heart rate and reducing the heart muscle’s pumping ability. Varieties of meditation and / or other mental - physiological disciplines can create temporary hypertension effects, as well, and should not be considered unusual.

Excessive vasodilatation, or insufficient constriction of resistance vessels, causes hypertension. This may be due to decreased sympathetic nervous system output or increased parasympathetic activity occurs due to damage in the brain or spinal cord, or dysautonomia, an intrinsic abnormal autonomic system works. Excessive vasodilatation can also lead to sepsis, acidosis, or medications such as nitrate preparations, calcium channel blockers, angioplasty II receptor blockers, ACE inhibitors. Many anesthetic agents and techniques, including spinal anesthesia and most inhalation agents, produce significant vasodilatation.