logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Low Carb Site

BellaOnline's Low Carb Editor

g

Blood Pressure Information


Many people on low carb diets are overweight - they are using the low carb lifestyle to get down to a healthy weight level. High blood pressure often results from being overweight. Learn more about your blood pressure here!

What IS your blood pressure? Your body has a circuit of blood vessels that lead out from your heart, go around your body, and then go back in again. Your heart pumps in and out - and this pushes the blood around that circuit of arteries and veins.

When your heart pumps IN, your blood is being pushed. It is under pressure from the heart to move along its path. That high point is your systolic blood pressure. Then your heart relaxes, preparing for the next pump. This relaxed part is when your blood pressure is low, and is called the diastolic blood pressure. That is why your blood pressure value has two numbers in it.

Blood pressure is measured in mmHg. This stands for millimeters of mercury (Hg). This is a standard measurement of pressure and means the amount of pressure that would raise mercury in a barometer up by one millimeter.

There is also your heart rate, or "pulse". This is how many times per minute your heart beats. You can measure your own pulse by laying a finger on the inside of your wrist and feeling each "pulse" of heartbeat there. Just count how many times your heart beats in a minute, and that is your heart rate.

Blood pressure and heart rate have become used by doctors around the world to help gauge how healthy a person is. A healthy person will have a low heart rate and low blood pressure. Their heart has an easy time getting blood around the body and doesn't have to work hard doing it. An unhealthy person will have a high pulse and high blood pressure. The heart has to work fast and hard to push the blood around, often through arteries that are clogged up. The more work the heart has to do, the more chance it could fail under that stress.

Healthy Blood Pressure Chart
High Blood Pressure Dangers and Information
Low Blood Pressure Dangers and Information
Heart Rate and Pulse Chart
Lumiscope Finger Blood Pressure Monitor Review
Target Heart Rate Calculator


Finger Blood Pressure Monitor from Amazon.com



low carb ebooks
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books
Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Twitter Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Facebook Add Blood+Pressure+Information to MySpace Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Del.icio.us Digg Blood+Pressure+Information Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Yahoo My Web Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Google Bookmarks Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Stumbleupon Add Blood+Pressure+Information to Reddit



 



RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Low Carb Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
chat
Live Chat
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Shea for details.

g


g features
Ants on a Log Recipe

Low Carb Books / Ebooks

Low Carb Cocktail Recipes

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor