Heart rate is the pulse when blood is pumped through the artery.
Normal breathing for an adult is between 12 - 20 breaths per minute. For children it can be between 20 to 40 breaths per minute, depending on their age.
The importaint fact is to get hte baselin of what the patients NORMAL rate would be and this can be used to see changes and possible problems in the vital signs.
Accepted ranges without needing medication are:
110 – 140 mmHg
60 – 80 mmHg
Blood pressure is influenced by:
Processed food with high salt content
High Blood pressure is called hypertension. Hypertension is a high risk factor for strokes and cardiovascular incidents.
FAQ's regarding hypertension
Drinking water is good for health generally. High blood pressure can be linked to kidney disfunction, especially when it has been a longterm, untreated issue.
Anxiety can cause a short term increase in the systolic blood pressur only, and it should drop to normal rates again.
Deep breathing can reduce anxiety and slightly reduce your blood pressure, but does not replace hypertensive medication at all. Hypertension needs medical attention.
Some medications work by increasing the kidney function and decreases water retention. Other medications can directly influence the arterial walls and heart. This medication is not to be suddenly stopped and should be monitored by a medical professional, especially when there is other medication involved.
Always inform your doctor about all the medication and vitamins or herbs that you are taking, as this can influence and change the absorption of your chronic medication.
Risk factors for high blood pressure:
What are the complications of high blood pressure?
A hypertensive crisis:
Reduced kidney function
Reduced eye function
Reduced blood flow to your kidneys and vital organs can cause less oxygenation to the organ and if it is long term, it can cause damage.
Severe cases are treated with intravenous transfusion
Hypotension is different for each person, but will fall within certain parameters.
Hypotension falls on the lower limits or below the normal limits of the baseline.
Eg 90/60 for an adult.
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