This section explains the Blood Pressure Calculator
Consistently elevated blood pressure of 140 mm Hg systolic and 90 mm Hg diastolic or higher is considered as a High blood pressure in adults. The blood pressure calculator will let you to identify whether you could be suffering from high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, it is difficult to control it. Some of the complications of high blood pressure are heart diseases, heart attack, congestive heart failure,
stroke, kidney failure, peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysms (Small bulges of the aorta). High blood pressure does not usually show symptoms. High blood pressure is often called the silent killer because a person comes to know when he suffers from some complication. Blood pressure can only be measured through blood pressure machine. A rise in blood pressure is witnessed when you are exited or nervous. It lowers when you are sleeping. Normal Blood pressure is considered around 120/80 mmHg. Several complications can be observed in a person who has consistently high blood pressure, cause the blood exerts more pressure on the walls of the arteries and consequently various complications can be observed. Statistics tell us that in 90-95% of people suffering from High Blood pressure, there is no cause for high blood
pressure. Some of the documented causes of high blood pressure are Kidney abnormality, A structural abnormality of the aorta (large blood vessel leaving the heart), existing since birth, Narrowing of certain arteries, Pregnancy, Birth control pills and Alcohol overuse. Known causes of blood pressure that can be changed:
Obese people are 2-6 times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure especially if the fat is distributed more around the area of the waist. If you are obese, have your blood pressure reading taken and then use the blood pressure calculator to see if you could be suffering from high blood pressure.
2. Alcohol use
1-2 drinks per day could lead to high blood pressure.
3. Salt intake
Overuse of salt can cause high blood pressure.
4. Birth control pills
Birth control medications may cause high Blood Pressure.
5. Physical inactivity
Lack of physical exercise could be a reason for high blood pressure.
Medications for colds and allergy apart from stimulants, diet pills could lead to a raised blood pressure.