Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monitor Your Blood Pressure!

Hmm… The doctor suspected that I have high blood pressure - 160/90!!! A normal person blood pressure is 120/80.

B/P Reading : My personal monitoring data:

Nov 4, 2008 at 2.30 pm - 160/100

Nov 5, 2008 at 9.30 am - 140/90

Nov. 6, 2008 at 10.00 am - 145/95

Nov. 7, 2008 at 10.02 am - 145/90

Nov. 8, 2008 at 9.00 am - 120/80!!! (Alhamdulillah...!)

Being a complete nerve-wreck, a paranoid, panicky person., I am not surprised at all…My mom has high blood pressure. It could be anything…hereditary or unhealthy lifestyle (stress, lack of exercise, etc)

Well, I should take extra care of my health. Insyaallah, everything will be fine.

I received an email in 2007 from a friend regarding blood pressure. Very informative!

Blood Pressure Chart above.

Human Blood Pressure Range Diagram

The 1st Number: Systolic pressure is the pressure generated when the heart contracts.

The 2nd Number: Diastolic pressure is the blood pressure when the heart is relaxed.

What is Normal Blood Pressure ? Buy and use a blood pressure monitor.

Compare your BP reading with the numbers on the chart above. Draw a line from your systolic pressure to your diastolic pressure.

Is the slope of the line about the same as shown on the chart? Where do YOU fit in? What are your risk factors?

Are your blood pressure readings within the normal blood pressure range? Should you take anti-hypertension medication to lower your blood pressure?

Normal human daily Blood Pressure Range can vary widely, so any single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable. BP monitor readings must be taken at different times of day, to determine AVERAGE blood pressure over time.

What is important is your AVERAGE BP, or MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure) over time. Or, where are those numbers sitting MOST of the time?

Normal MAP is about 93 mm of mercury.

Blood Pressure Range Chart Notes:


HIGH Blood Pressure Symptoms -Stressed, Sedentary, Bloated, Weak, Failing Systolic - Diastolic

210 - 120 - Stage 4 High Blood Pressure

180 - 110 - Stage 3 High Blood Pressure

160 - 100 - Stage 2 High Blood Pressure

140 - 90 - Stage 1 High Blood Pressure


130 - 85 - High Normal

120 - 80 - NORMAL Blood Pressure

110 - 75 - Low Normal


60 - 40 - TOO LOW Blood Pressure

50 - 33 - DANGER Blood Pressure

LOW Blood Pressure Symptoms -Weak, Tired, Dizzy, Fainting, Coma


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