Blood pressure is primarily produced when the heart muscle contracts – it is the pressure of blood upon the walls of the blood vessels.
According to Medilexicon’s medical dictionary, Blood Pressure is:
Hypertension is when our blood pressure is too high, while hypotension is the opposite; it is when our blood pressure is too low.
“The pressure or tension of the blood within the systemic arteries, maintained by the contraction of the left ventricle, the resistance of the arterioles and capillaries, the elasticity of the arterial walls, as well as the viscosity and volume of the blood; expressed as relative to the ambient atmospheric pressure.”
Taking a blood pressure measurement
Most of us have had our blood pressure taken at some time in our lives. The procedure is straightforward and provides the doctor or other health care professional with vital data regarding the condition of the patient’s blood vessels and heart.
As mentioned above, two blood pressure readings are measured:
The Systolic Pressure – this is the maximum pressure in an artery. It occurs when the heart contracts; when it is beating, and blood is being pumped through.
The Diastolic Pressure – this is the minimum pressure in an artery. It occurs just before the heart contracts; in between heartbeats. It occurs when the heart is resting.
If either the systolic or diastolic pressure is too high, the patient has hypertension (high blood pressure). So, both readings are important.
What is normal blood pressure?
Normal blood pressure is generally below 120/80 (one-twenty over eighty). 120 represents the systolic measurement and 80 represents the diastolic measurement.
Desirable blood pressure is:
Systolic – from 90 to 119
Diastolic – from 60 to 79
High or elevated blood pressure (hypertension)
Prehypertension – this is when the reading is between 120/80 and 139/89.
Hypertension – this is when the reading is at least 140/90 of higher.
If symptoms are felt, they may include:
Blood in urine
Headaches, some quite severe
Pains in the chest
Problems with breathing
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Anybody whose reading is 90/60 (ninety over sixty) mmHg or below has hypotension. For some seemingly healthy patients, in fact, a bit of hypotension is thought to protect them from subsequent hypertension. However, hypotension may mean there is an underlying problem.
If the hypotension is not severe, there may be no symptoms.
If symptoms are felt, they may include:
Eyesight problems, such as blurred vision
Light headedness; fainting is possible
Pale, cold and clammy skin
How do our arteries control blood pressure?
Our arteries control blood pressure by balancing the process that constricts the artery wall against the process that relaxes it. In some people there is more constriction than relaxation, as may be the case in atherosclerosis – thus impeding the free flow of blood.
What is the Natural way of controlling Blood pressure
It is NOT about popping a pill but finding the reason behind the elevated blood pressure. And as always it is about a circulatory issues stemming from lifestyle issues. And, on this note we have always stayed close to best teaching for most health issues:
- Nutrition = going organic & green. This improves circulation. No sugar. Watch out for alcohol. Sugars make you acidic and thickens blood.
- Exercise daily to improve circulation.
- Water = Hydrate well with ‘living’ healthy water. Water improves circulation.
- Sunlight = a little every day.
- Rest! Sleep enough!
- Temperament = Forgive = you will be surprised at the benefits to your health!!
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