What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries  – the vessels that carry your blood from your heart to your brain and the rest of your body. You need a certain amount of pressure to get the blood round your body.

The pressure of the blood flowing through your arteries changes as your heart beats. The pressure in your arteries will be at its highest when your heart is contracting and pumping blood around your body and lowest as it relaxes while it fills with blood before pumping again. Best way to understand and control the blood pressure are given below:


Blood pressure chart for adults

Blood pressure chart

90 over 60 (90/60) or less: You may have low blood pressure.

More than 90 over 60 (90/60) and less than 120 over 80 (120/80): Your blood pressure reading is ideal and healthy.

More than 120 over 80 and less than 140 over 90 (120/80-140/90): You have a normal blood pressure reading but it is a little higher than it should be, and you should try to lower it.

140 over 90 (140/90) or higher (over a number of weeks): You may have high blood pressure (hypertension).

Blood pressure has two types :

High blood pressure

Low blood pressure

High blood pressure- or hypertension – means that your blood pressure is consistently higher than the recommended level. High blood pressure is not usually something that you can feel or notice, but over time if it is not treated, your heart may become enlarged making your heart pump less effectively.  This can lead to heart failure.

Best way to understand and control the blood pressure, here are the some steps are given below  :

  • Being overweight or obese is also one of the big problem for high blood pressure.

  • Do not having too much salt in your diet

  • Avoid regularly drinking too much alcohol

  • Start doing physical activity.

Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, making some simple lifestyle changes may help prevent you developing it in the future.

Low blood pressure Within certain limits, the lower your blood pressure reading is, the better. There is also no specific number at which day-to-day blood pressure is considered too low, as long as none of the symptoms of trouble are present.

Conditions that can cause low blood pressure

Medical conditions that can cause low blood pressure include:

  • Pregnancy

  • Heart problems.

  • Dehydration.

  • Blood loss.

  • Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

  • Lack of nutrients in your diet.

Best way to understand and control the blood pressure, are given below :

  • Salt water helps treat low blood pressure because the sodium in salt increases blood pressure.

  • Having a cup of strong coffee, hot chocolate, cola, or any caffeinated beverage can also temporarily increase your blood pressure.

  • Raisins are a traditional Ayurvedic remedy that is considered excellent for treating hypotension naturally.

  • Do regular exercise it will also helps you to maintain the low blood pressure.

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