Systolic Blood Pressure

systolic blood pressure

Systolic and diastolic blood pressure are often confused. Systolic blood pressure is the measurement of the force at which blood is pumped around your body.

Systole and diastole are the words used to describe a heartbeat. Your doctor has to make a distinction between these terms to better describe your health problems. A normal heartbeat, or a normal blood pressure under resting conditions, is called sinus rhythm. A slightly irregular heartbeat, or one that differs by a degree or two from your normal heart beat, is known as hypertension. When you have high blood pressure it is characterized by a different pattern from a normal heart beat.

One of the first symptoms of hypertension is a faster heart rate. It can increase as much as 100 beats per minute, and it can happen over a longer period of time. Some people start to experience shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and sweating. A more severe form of hypertension is known as coronary artery disease, or “hardening” of the arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

To lower your systolic blood pressure and prevent future health problems, your doctor may prescribe medication. There are many types of medication that can be used for high blood pressure. Some of these are over-the-counter medicines that are sold in most drug stores. There are also prescription medicines that your doctor may prescribe. Always check with your doctor before taking any medicine.

Many times, the buildup of fatty deposits and other build-up of materials in the arteries will lead to high systolic blood pressure. These often occur when there is a history of heart attacks or strokes in the family. The buildup of fat and cholesterol that block the arteries causes the arteries to harden. This enlargement of the arteries is what makes it more likely that they will contract during a heart attack. When this happens, the person becomes less able to circulate the blood through the heart, and it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

For some people, there will be no need for medications or treatment at all. However, other people are diagnosed with high blood pressure when no other risk factors can be determined. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and have experienced no prior symptoms, it is wise to take a first number on your monitor. This first number will indicate whether or not your systolic blood pressure is in the normal range. If it is, then you need more aggressive treatment options.

If the systolic blood pressure is still above the normal range but the heart muscle has contracted, then the next number to look at is the HRV. HRV stands for heart rate level. If you contract your first number and the heart muscle continues to contract, this indicates that you are having a heart attack. However, if the heart muscle contracts and then relaxes after your contractions, then you are suffering from high systolic blood pressure.

It is important that if you are suffering from either high blood pressure or heart failure, that you go get checked out by a doctor right away. In fact, if you contract either of these diseases at any time, there are definite warning signs to look for. These signs include an increase in the need to urinate, and dizziness or lightheadedness. Two numbers, a high systolic blood pressure and a high heart rate are the best way to tell if someone is suffering from either of these conditions. The next time your doctor or nurse checks your levels, you will know exactly what to look for.