How to tell if you have healthy blood pressure
Blood pressure is used to measure the flow of blood that pushes and moves through the arteries. In order for our organs and tissues to function properly, our body adjusts the pressure of blood. This facilitates the amount of oxygen that each body part receives.
We communicate blood pressure as a fraction, such as 100/80. The top number, also known as the systolic number states the hardness of blood flow when your heart pumps. The bottom number, also known as the diastolic number measures how hard your blood pushes between heartbeats (when the heart is relaxes and fills with blood).
What is Normal?
The standard/normal blood pressure is anything under 120/80 mmHg. Hypotension (low blood pressure) is considered anything measure below 90/60 mmHG. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is considered anything 140/90 mmHg or higher. What makes blood pressure ambiguous is the fact that many factors such as weight, age, and physical activity can play a part in how your blood flow works.
When do you know it’s an issue?
When it comes to low blood pressure, it becomes a serious issue once you experience symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, confusion, trouble breathing, and low body temperature. High blood pressure symptoms include severe headaches, confusion fatigue, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and irregular heartbeat.
If you are suffering from either high or low blood pressure it is important to take care of it immediately. Untreated hypertension can lead to serious diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, and vision issues. Low pressure can be a result of health conditions such as heart conditions, thyroid disease, diabetes, and serious trauma. Low blood pressure can pose risk for fainting and shock. This puts trauma to your vital organs.
Monitoring your blood pressure
Monitoring your blood pressure at home and visiting your doctor frequently for blood pressure check-ups are paramount to keeping your blood pressure normal. Changing your lifestyle, such as exercise routine and diet, can also help stabilize your blood pressure. Seeking medical help can help you take control of your blood pressure. Your blood pressure can seriously affect your sexual health, libidio, and erection quality. If you have concerns about your blood pressure and how it might negatively affect your sex life, consulting a sexual health expert is vital. Dr. Elist has over 30 years of experience helping men regulate their body, lifestyles and overall health to improve their sexual satisfaction.