What is high blood pressure anyway? Blood pressure is defined simply as the force of blood against the walls of your arteries while your heart is pumping blood. Blood pressure may be measured using two different numbers, the first, or primary number is the pressure inside of your blood vessels when your heart beats. The second, or systole, is the pressure at which your heart has to pump to get blood into your limbs. Systole is the higher number.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, occurs when there is an excess force exerted on the walls of your arteries by your heart, even in its resting state. This causes the walls of the arterioles to harden and become thick, increasing the flow of blood only temporarily. As soon as the temporary burst of blood flow is over, the blood pressure will return to normal. This is why people who are prone to hypertension (or have suffered from high blood pressure) often feel exhausted all the time. Because the temporary burst of blood flow can’t be sustained for very long, it causes a drop in the true level of the arterioles’ pressure which causes it to return to normal.
The good news is that if high blood pressure is controlled, it can be kept under control benh cao huyet ap. You should be concerned, however, if high blood pressure readings keep returning. This means that something is seriously off balance in your body. Although most high blood pressure readings come back within normal limits, this doesn’t mean that you can relax and assume that everything’s okay. If the readings of your systole and the pressure of your artery walls continue to rise, you should get yourself checked out by a doctor.
In addition to the medications that can help lower blood pressure, there are other factors that can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. Some medications can alter the chemicals that control blood flow. These medications include some diabetes medications, antidepressants, beta-blockers, anticoagulants, and some tranquilizers. Other medications such as steroids, antihistamines, anabolic steroids, nicotine, some vasodilators, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alcohol, and some hormones can all alter the chemical composition of your blood vessels leading to increased pressure, too.
By making changes to your lifestyle and taking medicines, you can greatly reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. The more physical activity you get, the more your heart has to work to pump the blood through your body and carry it to all of the places you need it to go. The more physical activity, the more your lungs have to work to transport the fresh oxygen into your blood and lungs. And the more physical activity, the more your arteries have to work to carry fresh oxygen into your body.
Lifestyle changes and medication can work together to bring your blood pressure into a normal range. However, even with your medications and changes in your lifestyle, you will still want to check with your doctor regularly. Your physician can monitor your systolic and diastolic blood pressures to make sure that they are keeping up to par and can catch any problems early. Your doctor can also change your medicines to lower your high blood pressure quickly. So stay healthy.