Your blood pressure is the energy that pumps blood across your body from your hands. Two tests are used to monitor the blood pressure: the pressure when the heart is beating, and the pressure when it is resting.
During the day, it is natural that your blood pressure changes. For example, after exercising or after taking certain drugs, it may be higher. But if after a short time it doesn’t return to normal, you may have a problem.
Hypotension is called low blood pressure. It is less dangerous for your overall health, but if your blood pressure drops unexpectedly, or constantly fluctuates, it can cause dizziness, lack of concentration, and fainting.
Signs and Symptoms
There are often no signs of high blood pressure, so the only way to know is to have the blood pressure checked. This can be performed by your surgeon or nurse, or at the local pharmacy
On the other side, it’s easier to detect low blood pressure. The signs and symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
Here are the causes of elevated blood pressure:
- Stress and anxiety
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Bad eating habits
- Being overweight
- Sedentary lifestyle
Decreased blood pressure can be caused by:
- Heart problems
- Medication side effects
The probability of getting an altered blood pressure increases as you age. It is common for men over the age of 55 to take medications for blood pressure.
Tests to be Done
Taking your blood pressure takes only a short time, that’s why it is advised to take this often especially when you are oven 30 years old. Taking your blood pressure are sometimes available in the pharmacies and clinics.
Blood pressure is measured as two measurements: Top number–blood circulating pressure as the heart beats Top number–blood pumping pressure between heartbeats. In general, 120/80 is a good reading, but a safe reading should be within a range of about plus or minus 20.
If your level of blood pressure decreases outside the normal range, the doctor will schedule a few more tests in the weeks that follow before determining what steps to take next. We will sometimes send you a blood pressure meter to take home so you can take the readings of the follow-up on your own.
The doctor will ask you questions about your diet, such as how depressed you are, if you drink, what you eat, how much sleep you get, and if you add salt to your meal. In order to improve these risk factors, you should come up with a plan together.
Physicians may prescribe medications or supplements for men. This will depend on your blood pressure and the chance of stroke or heart attack. Prescribing more than one drug is quite common for people to help lower their blood pressure.