These are the lifestyle habits that cause high blood pressure

  • Jan 10 , 2017

Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body. It is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system that is related to the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls. The level of blood pressure can be measured through diagnosis.

There are two types of blood pressure- Systolic blood pressure and Diastolic blood pressure.

Systolic blood pressure refers to the pressure inside your arteries when your heart is pumping. Diastolic blood pressure refers to the pressure inside your arteries when your heart is resting between beats.

Normal blood pressure: When the pressure of blood is normal (systolic below 120 and diastolic below 80).

Hypertension (high blood pressure): A condition where the force of blood against artery walls is too high. (Systolic 160 or higher and diastolic 100 or higher).

Hypotension (low blood pressure): A condition where the pressure in the arteries when then the heart beats and fills with blood. (Systolic less than 90 and diastolic less than 60).

Causes of hypertension (high blood pressure):

  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • High dietary sodium intake
  • Eating spicy food
  • Ignoring the symptoms and not having regular diagnoses
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Drinking excess amount of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Excess of gastric issues
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Access intake of soft drinks

Causes of hypotension (low blood pressure):

  • Not taking proper care of heart or heart issues.
  • More intake of alcohol than water
  • Dehydration
  • Not taking proper medications or not taking medications on time for thyroid
  • Lack of nutrients in diet
  • Taking anti-depressant in large amount
  • Excess usage of Viagra
  • Exertion
  • Drugs
  • Staying hungry