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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.

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