Blood pressure (BP) - Pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic (maximum) pressure over diastolic (minimum) pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Normal blood pressure Approximately 120/80 mm Hg. (In an Adult)
Your blood pressure is an indicator of how much work your body is doing to pump the blood that feeds your organs. A person can have blood pressure that runs from low, called hypotension, to normal, to high, which is called hypertension. Having either low or high blood pressure can lead to different medical conditions
Values over 135/85 mm Hg should be considered elevated and should be followed with clinical corelation.
A high blood pressure may result in Heart Diseases, Stroke, Heart Failure,Cerebral hemorrhage,kidney failure,Aortic aneurysm etc.
Checking your blood pressure regularly at home, and keeping a record, can be very useful. The record helps your health care provider know whether you are at risk of developing high blood pressure, and how well your blood pressure is controlled. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, keeping track helps you see the benefits of treatments and lifestyle changes. It also reminds you to stick to your treatment plan.
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