Blood Pressure

One very common metric of understanding someone’s health is blood pressure. However, not many know exactly what blood pressure is. Understanding blood pressure can not only help make you a smarter person but it can help make you a healthier one as well. Blood pressure is extremely important and learning how to maintain a good one can really increase your healthiness!

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of the pressure your blood exerts on the wall of your blood vessels. In other words, it is the pressure that your blood makes against your arteries. It is typically measured in the unit of mm Hg. There are two numbers that are provided when measuring blood pressure which is systolic (when the heart beats) over diastolic (when the heart rests between beats). 

What does low or high blood pressure mean?

Having blood pressure that is too low or having blood pressure that is too high can be an issue. High blood pressure can be caused by aging, not exercising and too much cholesterol. This means that your blood flows harder against the inside of the arteries so the blood pressure increases. For low blood pressure, it is usually caused by losing a lot of blood, dehydration among others reasons as well. Keeping a healthy blood pressure is very important as this can cause serious problems if not kept in check.

Professional Help

As with all health matters getting a professional opinion is key if you have any concerns or questions. Every person is different which means that every situation is different so talking to professionals will help you be in a better position. Experts will know just how to get the very best care for your needs as well as answer any questions you may have.  Best Home Care offers a full menu of home health services, all with the comfort and well-being of your loved one as the central focus. We care for clients from all walks of life, all age groups, and with all types of home health needs. If you have any questions or want more information please reach out to us. Contact us today!