Understanding blood pressure

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Understanding blood pressure

  1. 1. Understanding Blood Pressure We often have a tendency to take care of ourselves when it’s too late. Now is the time to have a better understanding of things like blood pressure. Odds are you have heard so much about your blood pressure. Your knowledge is probably a mix of reality and misconception. As far as concepts in the health related realm go, blood pressure is one of the simplest. When you encounter high blood pressure numbers, you should not panic and think that you’re having health problems right now. Instead, you should enroll yourself in a Utah blood pressure clinical trial to see what’s causing your high numbers. Reading the Numbers Blood pressure readings are broken into two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the number that’s on top of the reading and the highest of them all. It measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and heart muscle contracts. The bottom number in the reading is known as the diastolic number. It’s the lower number in the reading and measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood. Understanding Good vs. Bad Numbers Determining whether someone has high blood pressure is a challenge for the average Utah blood pressure clinical trial. There are five levels of blood pressure readings: normal, prehypertension, high blood pressure (hypertension) stage one, high blood pressure (hypertension) stage 2), and hypertensive crisis. Numbers that fall on the low and high end of this scale need to be evaluated by a medical professional immediately. Diagnosing High Blood Pressure One blood pressure reading at a Utah blood pressure clinical trial isn’t going to get someone diagnosed with high blood pressure. They have to have their blood pressure measured over time to determine if there’s some sort of pattern. The heart might register with a higher than normal reading when someone has exercised or is currently nervous. After a period of downtime, the heart will return to a healthier blood pressure. The same can’t be said for the heart of someone who has high blood pressure. Overcoming the Problem There are ways to overcome the issue of having high blood pressure. You can work to lose weight and increase your overall level of physical health. That approach has a way of wiping out most cases of blood pressure problems. Other people have an extensive family history of poor heart health, which predisposes them to have to take medication for the rest of their lives. An
  2. 2. even smaller group of people has no other recourse than to wait for a replacement for some part of their heart or an entire heart transplant. Seeking a Solution Regardless of the problem that a person is experiencing, there’s a solution that can return the heart to a healthy level. It’s important for anyone who is having heart problems to get them treated. Allowing heart problems to continue untreated could expose a person to serious consequences sooner rather than later. Seeing your doctor is simple. You shouldn’t wait, especially when your heart is involved.

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