Understand a blood pressure reading by learning that the top number is a systolic reading of the artery pressure, and the bottom number is a diastolic reading of the relaxation of the artery. Record blood pressure readings on a regular basis to get a good idea of whether a person is hypertensive with information from a nurse in this free video on blood pressure.
Hello. This little clip is about understanding your blood pressure. First of all, you have a top number, and you have a bottom number. The top number is systolic, which is the reading of the artery pressure, or the contraction of the heart muscle. The bottom number the diastolic, is a relaxation phase of the heart with the artery pressure. It's important to record, if you're going to be doing your blood pressure on a regular basis, which is a good idea, you do it in the morning and you do it in the evening time. You record this information, and take it to your doctor. Let him see the numbers, and it's also good to note what were you doing at the time that you took the blood pressure. Had you already eaten? Had you run a race? Had you walked fast? Had you done laundry? Had you done automotive care? What had you been doing at the time, or were you just resting and you were being still? And how long had you been still? An increased blood pressure, it's considered to be hypertension, which is 140 over 90. Normal blood pressure in an adult is 120 over 80. If you have a decreased blood pressure, usually the lower the blood pressure, the better. Especially if you exercise frequently, your blood pressure will be lower, even your heart rate will be lower. So, because you're in better condition. But, always take your information to the doctor, and let him evaluate and asses and tell you what to do with it, and that would be understanding a blood pressure reading. Knowing what to do with the information that you're getting.