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The Problem of Blood Pressure

Updated on April 7, 2013

Blood Pressure in Women

The blood pressure of the body is the pressure exerted by blood on the walls of arteries while the heart pumps. We measure blood pressure in terms of systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the maximum pressure exerted on the arterial walls, whereas the minimum pressure on the arterial walls is known as diastolic. There is a normal range of blood pressure that should be maintained. If it is too high or too low, it is not a good sign. There are many factors that affect the body's blood pressure.

Usually, a normal Pakistani woman has a blood pressure of 120/80. It also depends on the physic and activity of the person, and may vary to some extends. It is very important to have a blood pressure within the normal ranges, because oxygen supply to our body is dependent on it.

Extreme values of blood pressure, whether it is too high or too low, can disturb many normal, and vital functions of your body. For instance, if your blood pressure remains too high, it would expand your arteries, putting your heart on a high risk. If you have a persistent high blood pressure, your heart would eventually become weak. It can be a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure, which leads to the chronic renal failure. This is why most of the people called high blood pressure a silent killer. It is important to note that both high systolic and high diastolic pressures are dangerous. Some diseases can also affect the normal ranges of blood pressure.

If a woman is suffering from nausea, or vomiting, she may have a low blood pressure because of the water loss from the body. It is also an alarming situation. It may cause laziness, dizziness, and fainting. If your blood pressure is extremely low, it can even cause a shock. It is because, when the blood pressure drops down below a certain point, your brain doesn't get enough oxygen to work efficiently. There could be many other reasons for low blood pressure, like, usage of certain medicines, blood loss from body, eating disorders, etc.

Everyone, specially women, have to go the doctor regularly to keep an eye on body's blood pressure. If you have a high blood pressure, your doctor can diagnose the problem right away, and start appropriate treatment. If this problem is treated well, you can be saved from many risks associated with high blood pressures.

If you are afraid of taking too much medications, you can simply try some tips that can help you in lowering your blood pressure down. A woman can take proper and healthy diet to make her heart function normally. You should add whole grain in your diet, as it is a good for the health of your heart. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and use of oats can also help in maintaining the normal blood pressure. Instead of coffee, you should opt for green tea or hibiscus flower tea.

It is necessary for a woman to be healthy as she has to take care of whole family. So, you should have to pay regular visits to doctor to make sure that your heart is working properly.

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