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by Ramona Nongdhar on July 29, 2011

Blood Pressure is the pressure that is exerted by the circulation of blood on the walls of our blood vessels. This pressure needs to be kept constant at a certain level to ensure that the blood carrying oxygen and various nutrients is pumped properly through each blood vessel.

The Blood Pressure is at the highest in the larger arteries and is lower in smaller arteries that differ throughout the day. This pressure increases while performing physical activities and when mentally stressed out and decreases when our body is resting especially during sleep.

Earlier, blood pressure was measured by inserting a tube into an artery which was considered somewhat dangerous and a painful method; however, modern intervention has introduced home based blood pressure monitors which is a safer and convenient method.

It is complicate to understand and fully explain the mechanisms by which blood pressure is maintained. What we know is that our BP is primarily controlled by our brain's autonomic nervous system [ANS], arteries, kidneys, the endocrine glands and our heart hence, any disparity in this pressure can cause health concerns.

Blood pressure in our body is determined by the pressure at which the first sound of our pulse can be heard which is called 'systolic' pressure and as the pressure in the cuff is decreased the sound of our pulse also decreases till it disappears at which level, the 'diastolic' pressure is measured. The BP reading is indicated by two numbers that is 130/80, where 130 is the systolic pressure and 80 is the diastolic pressure expressed in millimeter of mercury or 'mm Hg'.

Blood pressure can be controlled by constantly maintaining our body weight which is the first most important step to reduce high pressure levels. Brisk walking, jogging and a daily 30-minute physical exercise can help in controlling our BP thus reducing the risk of heart attack and strokes.

Generally, Low Blood Pressure or 'hypotension' cannot be detected, but, it can be indicated by symptoms like fatigue and constant tiredness. When our BP gets too low; the brain receives less blood which causes dizziness and if this continues, it can cause loss of consciousness that leads to accidents or injury by falling. If you feel dizzy, try to stand up slowly while holding on to something and visit your doctor immediately.

Low BP complications are not as deleterious as for those with High Blood Pressure or 'hypertension' which is detrimental to our heart as this causes tension in the arteries. This is a silent killer that comes unwarranted with no symptoms to indicate its arrival.

To control High Blood Pressure, we need to seriously change into a healthier way of life and food habits. Avoid smoking as it accentuates the process of our arteries getting hardened. Be physically active and do vigorous exercises to improve the heart and lungs fitness.

Certain studies also indicate that less intake of salt and sodium can prevent high blood pressure. Include a diet which is rich in vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, nuts and whole grains, dietary fibre, protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Avoid canned or processed foods and alcohol intake especially as this can elevate our blood pressure levels.

Natural remedies and allopathic medication can also assist in controlling our BP. Do consult your physician before trying any over-the-counter drugs. Instead, maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy food to regulate a normal Blood pressure level.

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Original article published on SooperArticles.com






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