It is generally considered that 120 over 80 is the normal blood pressure, but the ESC Association does not agree with this.
When a doctor takes your blood pressure, it’s expressed as a two-number measurement, one number on top (systolic) and one on the bottom (diastolic), like a fraction.
The top one refers to the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure in the arteries during the contraction of the heart muscle, while the bottom number refers to the diastolic pressure, the blood pressure when your heart muscle is between beats. Both of the numbers determine the state of your heart health.
Recently, researchers have found that the normal blood pressure is 140 systolic and 90 diastolic, but not in the case of the elderly and those who are dealing with diabetes, whose maximum limit is 130 over 80.
Not long ago, 139 over 89 was the blood pressure treated as hypertension, and people were prescribed medicines to prevent and protect themselves from strokes and heart attacks!
A low blood pressure should be lower than 90 mmHg systolic, and lower than 60 mmHg diastolic, and 80 mmHg systolic and over 50 mmHg diastolic is a dangerously low blood pressure.
A lower blood pressure is not a serious health issue unless it is accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and abnormal heart rate. Hypertension can cause the development of dangerous health issues, so it is vital to diagnose it on time and treat it adequately as fast as possible.
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