Systolic Pressure

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My results mean that my blood pressure is normal. Blood pressure is measured in two numbers. Systolic and diastolic pressures are evaluated into a ratio to make up a person’s blood pressure. Systolic pressures are usually the larger number that is placed as the numerator of the fractional radio. It measures the pressure that is produced in the arteries when the heart muscle contracts. Diastolic pressures are usually the smaller number that is placed as the denominator of the fractional ratio. It measures the pressure when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood. In summary, the systolic pressure measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and diastolic pressure measures the pressure in the arteries …show more content…
BMI is calculated using a person’s weight and height and is then used to find the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile for a person’s age and sex. BMI-for-age percentile shows how a person’s weight compares to that of other people of the same age and sex. (CDC, 2016). A study was conducted by Dr. Suman Dua from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delhi, and the results of the study were clear that there is an indirect relationship between BMI and blood pressure. Dr. Suman Dua wrote, “Mean values of all the measurements, that is, height, weight, upper arm circumference, pulse rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were higher among males as compared with females, except skinfold thicknesses. Body mass index (BMI) and fat percentage was found to be higher among females as compared with males. There was a significant positive correlation between BMI, fat percentage, and blood pressure both SBP as well as DBP. Odds ratio showed that overweight/obese subjects were more likely to have hypertension than those with normal BMI” (Dua, 2014, pp. 89-94). Another study was done by the National Center for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Prevention and Control in Beijing China. The scientists there concluded that “(1) the BMI positive correlation with SBP and DBP was found independent in 7 - 15 years children and adolescents of Beijing, and the risk for hypertension maybe increased when these people with overweight and obesity, it

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