Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. High blood pressure or hypertension happens when this force is too high. More the blood your heart pumps & narrower your arteries, the higher will be your your blood pressure!
Blood pressure consists of two readings:
- Systolic Pressure: It is the blood pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood (when the heart muscles contract)
- Diastolic Pressure: It is the blood pressure when the heart rests between beats.
What are the typical blood pressure ranges?
- Ideally your blood pressure should be less than 120/80. (Systolic – 120, Diastolic – 80)
- For pre-hypertensive levels, the range is: Systolic – 120-139/ Diastolic – 80-89
- For high blood pressure stage 1 , the range is: Systolic – 140-159/ Diastolic – 90-99
- For high blood pressure stage 2, the range is: Systolic – 160+/ Diastolic – 100+
- If the systolic blood pressure is 90 or less & the diastolic blood pressure is 60 or less, it is the case of low blood pressure.
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Hypertension is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. It is often the starting point of many cardiovascular diseases and is responsible for several deaths due to heart attack/ stroke. A recent study by eKincare across 6000 IT professionals across 30 companies in Hyderabad found out that 51% of them suffered from a high blood pressure. A blood pressure over 140/90 carries with it a risk of stroke, kidney diseases and heart diseases. Improper food habits, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, tobacco and alcohol consumption, chronic stress etc. are some of the leading causes of hypertension.
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. Given the fast paced life and impact of food habits, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, tobacco and alcohol consumption, chronic stress etc. which are not uncommon, people have become more susceptible to blood pressure problems.
According to a recent survey done by eKincare across IT companies in Hyderabad, India, 51% of the employees had high blood pressure, which is the leading cause for various cardiovascular diseases. A blood pressure over 140/90 is a risk for stroke, kidney disease and heart disease.
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Whether you are trying lose weight, get in shape or just live a healthier life, eating healthy is of utmost importance. Lets look at simple, quick and easy recipe that is loaded with variety of benefits. Spinach and baby corn blend together to offer a scrumptious and nutritious dish – Baby Corn Palak.
-Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @eKincare.com
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