A research spanning more than two decades has shed new insights on Blood Pressure. In short, they are as follows:
1) To have the Systolic blood pressure below 120 mm Hg, has not real benefits. There are two kinds of Blood pressures, Systolic and Diastolic. The Systolic blood pressure is the pressure with which the heart pumps the blood to the body (by heart contraction motion). The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure in between the heart contractions, when the heart muscles relax. The ideal Systolic blood pressure is 120 and the diastolic blood pressure is 80 mm Hg.
2) Those people who have the systolic blood pressure in the range of 120-139 mm Hg need not to take prescription drugs to get the blood pressure under 120 mm Hg.
3) It’s NOT necessary that those who have 140 mm Hg blood pressure will have heart diseases, or have higher risk of heart fail, heart attack or stroke (brain).
4) Those people who had blood pressure above 140 mm Hg were found to have heart diseases.
The researchers are in a way redefining, ‘what we call safe’.
The research findings need to undergo extensive clinical trials, before it can be declared conclusive.
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