March 10, 2008

Important Facts About Blood Pressure

Posted in Category : Men's Health

Blood Pressure is the measurement of the pressure applied to the blood as it flows along the different blood vessels, parts and organs of the body. It passes along the arteries and is determined by the amount of force per amount of blood that is pumped and delivered to certain areas of the body.

All over the world, certain problems concerning blood pressure is prevalent. One of these is the high blood pressure. Accordingly, the ratio 1:3 among adults is suffering from this type of disease. More over 30% of adult population do not even know they are suffering from it. The reason for this is that symptoms of blood pressure are also common to other types of diseases.

Blood pressure of all people, even of those who haven’t got any problem on it constantly changes. It may be dependent on the time of the day, the type of activity a person is doing, the emotion a person feels and even during emotional reactions to certain events. The BP of a person is at highest when the heart is beating and as lowest when the heart is resting. The BP value obtained when the heart is at rest is called the systolic value and the BP value obtained when the heart is at rest is called the diastolic value. These two values are used to calculate BP.

There are three classifications for BP; low blood pressure, normal blood pressure and high blood pressure. Low blood pressure is also referred to as hypotension and high blood pressure is also called hypertension. BP may vary from one person to another. Some people may have normal BP which may be low for others and vice versa. However, this may only be applicable for low blood pressure cases as when the BP rises more than the normal; it is already considered to be high blood pressure to all.

Blood is one of the most important components in the human’s body. If a person experiences problems or disorders in the blood, it should be given much attention and care. While there are many medications available both for low blood pressure and high blood pressure, it is still best that a person consult his doctor for check-up and diagnosis. Although blood problems are common to many, you can always be on guard by constantly monitoring your blood pressure. This will give you alertness and cautiousness to keep healthy and combat as early as you can the possible problems that may arise from your BP.