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  • Blood Pressure

    Normal ranges for blood pressure in adult humans are:
    • Systolic: 120 mmHg (Top number)
    • Diastolic: 80 mmHg (Bottom number)

    For children, it will be lower due to the elasticity of arteries.

    The problem with blood pressure readings is that the ranges for both systolic and diastolic pressures are so varied that there is no true range for diagnostic comparability. Hypertension therefore is only diagnosed if secondary signs of high blood pressure are present, along with a prolonged high systolic pressure reading over several visits.1


    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_pressure

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  • Answer: Blood Pressure

    Normal ranges for blood pressure in adult humans are:
    • Systolic: 120 mmHg (Top number)
    • Diastolic: 80 mmHg (Bottom number)

    For children, it will be lower due to the elasticity of arteries.

    The problem with blood pressure readings is that the ranges for both systolic and diastolic pressures are so varied that there is no true range for diagnostic comparability. Hypertension therefore is only diagnosed if secondary signs of high blood pressure are present, along with a prolonged high systolic pressure reading over several visits.1


    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_pressure

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  • Answer: You could also ask why it went up. You may have been anxious or stressed when the measurement read 158/100. Get a series of readings, if possible using a home monitor, this will give you a better idea of your usual level. The level of 110/73 is fine and you may find that this is your usual level.
  • Answer: For blood pressure to be normal, the top number, or Systolicreading should be below 120. The bottom number, or Diastolicreading should be below 80. So, a reading of 112/69 is great.
  • Answer: Blood in veins is under low pressure because it is going back to your heart to be reoxygenated
  • Answer: This is considered to be an elevated blood pressure.

    Normal is below 120/80 Hypertensive above 140/90

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  • Answer: Blood is under great pressure while moving thru the arteries
  • Answer: Blood pressure is a measure of the force of the blood on the arterial walls as it flows through them.


    Like the pressure a hose pipe is under as water flows through it.
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    It is often represented as a number. Such as 120/80 mmHg.

    The first number (120) represents the systolic blood pressure, that is, the force of the blood as it is actually pumped down the arteries by the heart i.e. as the heart contracts or squeezes.

    The second number (80) is the diastolic blood pressure, that is, the force the blood exerts on the arterial walls while the heart is at rest, in between beats.

    The mmHg is simply an old measurement of pressure that is still used in medicine today.

    Systolic - on the beat
    Diastolic - between the beat

    The systolic (beat) pressure is always higher than the diastolic (rest) pressure as the systolic pressure is the force of the diastolic blood pressure plus the force of the heart squeezing, or pumping the blood.

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    Blood pressure is a result, or determinant, of two things:

    The cardiac output, and the peripheral resistance.

    The cardiac output (the volume of blood the heart squeezes into the arteries, the higher the cardiac output, the higher the blood pressure) it is measured in ml per minute.

    The total peripheral resistance, is the resistance blood vessels (arterioles/little arteries) offer to blood flow. Resistance is either increased via constriction (closing) or it is decreased via dilation (opening) of the blood vessels.

    Thus,

    Blood pressure = Cardiac output X peripheral resistance.


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    And finally, to what I suspect is the answer you are looking for...


    The ranges of blood pressure.

    If a persons blood pressure is too high it is called hypertension
    This causes a whole host of problems, by putting excessive strain on the heart and arteries.
    It is a major risk factor for not only heart attacks but strokes, aneurysms, etcetera.

    High blood pressure is categorized into stages, 140/90 would be considered HIGH stage 1.

    Optimal <120/<80
    Normal 120/80
    High-Normal 130/85
    High stage 1 - 140/90
    High stage 2 - 160/100
    High stage 3 - 180/110

    Obviously as the blood pressure rises so does the risk and severity of the diseases it causes.


    If a persons blood pressure is low, it is called hypotension, a blood pressure of 100/60 and lower indicates low blood pressure, but it is of little concern, contrary to the popular misconception that it is just as damaging as high blood pressure.

    While low blood pressure can be indicative of other health problems, generally speaking, in normal, healthy, physically active adults who are in good general fitness, it is of little concern, unless of course it is causing problems such as fainting or shock.



    I hope this answers your questions.
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  • Answer: mmHg ( millimetres of mercury)