Essay about Systolic Diastolic Pressures On Blood Pressure

833 Words Mar 20th, 2016 4 Pages
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 between heartbeats. Both of these pressures are important to the understanding and readings of blood pressure (AHA, 2015). As mentioned above, I have normal blood pressure. The understanding between normal and high blood pressure can be demonstrated by the image below.This image shows that blood pressure is considered high when the reading is 140/90 m Hg and above, pre-high when the reading is between 121-139/81-89 mm Hg, and normal when the reading is 120/80 mm Hg and less. Based off this diagram and many others, my reading is considered normal.
3. Science has identified several factors that can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure (HBP) and thus my risk for heart attack, heart disease and stroke. There are different groups…

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