Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of the circulating blood which is calculated on the walls of each and every blood vessel. In general terms, blood pressure in general refers to the pressure of the blood which is circulating in the arteries. This blood pressure is the main reason for many diseases such as coronary heart diseases, stroke, heart failure, kidney diseases and other fatal health issues.
In USA, one in three adult is suffering from high blood pressure. Many people can be suffering for year’s form this disease as it does not have any specific signs and symptoms. Being unaware of their blood pressure, most people do not know about the extent to which their body is getting affected. So everyone needs to be aware about their blood pressure and any high blood pressure can reduce by the use of proper medication and treatment.
Blood pressure of every human being is described in the form of systolic pressure, which is the pressure when the human heart pumps blood, over the diastolic pressure, which is the pressure when the human heart is at rest in between two beats. This blood pressure is measured in terms of the rise of the level of mercury (mmHg) against the level of the atmospheric pressure of the surroundings which is considered o be zero for the convenience of measuring. Blood pressure along with some other vital indicators such as heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and also the body temperature indicate the wellbeing of any human body. The Normal blood pressure of any human beings in terms of systolic and diastolic pressure is approximately 120 mmHg upon 80 mmHg which is in general abbreviated as 120/80 mmHg. But this blood pressure is constant throughout the day. It is very low when we sleep while it rises sharply once we are awake. The blood pressure also becomes high once we are nervous or excited.
The blood pressure of every individual increases with age. Hypertension which is also known as high blood pressure is the reason behind lots of diseases among elderly people. It is caused by various other habitual issues such as excessive drinking of alcohol, sleep deprivation, obesity and smoking among others. Even because of excessive physical activity or stress the muscles in our body contacts which leads to high blood pressure.
According to the beliefs of Chinese medicine, if stagnation of blood appears in any part of the human body it leads to the development of various kinds of disease in that area. For this, massaging the key points of the body can be very successful in increasing proper blood flow. One such area is a thin line extending from the earlobe to the very center of the collarbone. Another point is at the same height of the earlobe and is located about half an inch from the earlobe towards the nose. Caressing and massaging these locations can increase the blood flow by a large extent. The massage should be done firmly but not so hard as to feel any sort of pain in these areas.
These simple treatments can decrease your blood pressure easily and help you to lead a normal healthy life.
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