Monday, September 5, 2011


Before discussing about high blood pressure or hypertension, it helps you to know in advance about the blood pressure. When you perform a physical examination or clinical examination to the doctor, there is usually a special tool used by physicians to check blood pressure is called tensimeter. There tensimeter tensimeter digital and there is also mercury, which is still commonly used for clinical examination.

When checking blood pressure, there are two numbers eg 120/80 is commonly called, the point is: the first number (120) ie, systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beat or beats (systole), often called the pressure on. While the second number (80) ie, diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart is at rest between the time pumping.

The doctor will perform blood pressure checks by having you sit or lie down because it's the best position to measure blood pressure. Doctors will usually bind with an air bag on the right arm unless there is an injury on the arm. Then measured blood pressure. The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure is called pulse pressure.

Blood pressure is the pressure experienced by the blood in the arteries when blood is pumped by the heart to all members of the human body. Blood pressure is created by taking two sizes and usually there are two numbers shall be called by the doctor. If for example we got the result it will mean is 140-90 140-90 mmHg. 140 The first number indicates the upward pressure of the arteries due to cardiac pulsation or when the heart beat or beats, and is called the systolic pressure or pressure is often called upon. The second number (90) shows the pressure when the heart is resting between the pumping and is called diastolic pressure, or often also referred under pressure.

Why does blood pressure rise and what causes blood pressure to rise? As an illustration, if you're watering the garden with a hose, if you hit the end of the hose so the water that comes out will be faster. That's because the water pressure increases when being pressed. Also if you zoom in tap water, the flow of water through the hose will be faster because of increased water discharge. The same thing happens with your blood. If your blood vessels constrict the blood pressure inside the blood vessels will increase. In addition if the amount of blood flow increases, blood pressure will also increase.

Causes of high blood. There are several things that can cause a person has high blood pressure. There are factors that you can not control and there are also factors which you have control so that it can cope with high blood diseases. Some factors include:

Heredity. This factor can not be controlled. If we have parents or relatives who have high blood pressure then it is likely we will suffer from high blood pressure is greater. Research shows that the problem of high blood pressure is higher risk in identical twins than identical twins are not, because there is evidence that inherited genes for high blood pressure problems.

Age. This factor can not be controlled. Research shows that as we age, blood pressure will rise. It can not be certain that your blood pressure while still young will be the same with your blood pressure when getting old. But you can control not to exceed the upper limit of normal.
Salt. These factors can you control. Salt can increase blood pressure rapidly in some people, especially for diabetics, people with mild hypertension, people with old age, and those who were black.

Cholesterol. These factors can you control. Excess fat content in your blood, it can cause cholesterol deposits in blood vessel walls. This can make blood vessels constrict and blood pressure consequently increases. Take control of your cholesterol as early as possible.

Obesity / overweight. These factors can you control. People with a body weight above 30% ideal body weight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure.

Stress. These factors can you control. Stress and emotions are not stable conditions also can trigger high blood pressure.

Cigarettes. These factors can you control. Smoking can increase blood pressure becomes high. Smoking may increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Because the smoking habit which continues to proceed when it has high blood pressure is a very dangerous combination that will trigger diseases related to heart and blood.

Caffeine. These factors can you control. Caffeine is in tea and coffee and fizzy drinks can cause increased blood pressure.

Alcohol. These factors can you control. Excessive alcohol consumption also causes high blood pressure.

Lack of exercise. These factors can you control. Lack of exercise and moving can cause blood pressure increases in the body. Regular exercise can lower high blood pressure but do not do vigorous exercise if you suffer from high blood pressure.

How about you? Are you ready to change your old lifestyle that is less healthy? Remember that healthy is expensive.

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