Having high blood pressure means that there is a strong force of blood pushing against the artery walls throughout the circulation of the body. Blood pressure usually fluctuates from high to low depending on the situation. However, if it stays high consistently it will cause severe health problems (Johnson, L. 2014). According to cdc.gov, in America alone one in every three adults has high blood pressure, which is about 67 million people. This statistic is very alarming because it reveals the amount of people that can potentially suffer from numerous health problems such as heart attack or stroke, due to high blood pressure.
This can weaken blood vessels and damage major organs, such as the brain. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke. Blood pressure, like a person's heart rate, will vary occasionally with exercise or stress. For people over age 18, an optimal blood pressure reading is considered 120/80 or lower. A blood pressure reading consistently higher than 120/80 is considered "pre-hypertension."
If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart. This may also cause a heart attack or stroke, which can even be fatal. Although it is unclear what is the direct cause of high blood pressure, but these factors help in its development smoking, being overweight or obese, lack of physical activity too much salt in the diet, too much alcohol consumption (more than one to two drinks per day), stress, older age, genetics family history of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and sleep apnea One reason why it is important to keep blood pressure in check is that it can damage your arteries, which can lead to serious injuries. The arteries are very important to the body as it’s your main veins and if you have high blood pressure, it can damage them by limiting blood flow since the fat, that you don’t work of or the salt in your diet, enters your bloodstream and weakens the Arteries. This can also lead to life-threatening internal bleeding since blood flowing through the weakened arteries can
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(“Merriam-Webster Dictionary”, 2014) High blood pressure is defined as an “abnormal elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries.” Also know as hypertension. An individual has to know what hypertension is in order to battle it. (Heart.org 2014) Hypertension is when the arteries pump the blood back and forth to the heart is under high pressure, which in turns makes the heart work even harder to get blood pumping to the rest of the body. Hypertension is not triggered by emotional stress or tension, but may create your blood pressure to increase. To know if a blood pressure is normal or high, one will need to know what numbers to look for.
Since the processing of music causes an increase in heart rate, an increase in the amount of blood can potentially be lost. A person with high blood pressure would make this problem even worse since a greater volume of blood is carried through each pulse, leading to extreme blood loss. Also, patients on blood thinners without going into surgery have problems bleeding out fast from minor cuts, so having a major bleed out from an increased heart rate in surgery could be potentially fatal. These risks of complications need to be reduced by the removal of music in the operating room. It is too dangerous to let even one person be affected by these fatal risks.
After a heart attack, the chance of having another one is even higher than if you never have had a heart attack. How well you do after a heart attack will depend on the damage that was done to your heart muscle and heart valves, and the location of the damage. You can develop heart failure if your heart can no longer pump blood out to your body as well as it used to. Abnormal heart rhythms may come form, and it can also be life threatening. A person who has had a heart attack can typically but slowly go back to normal activities, including sexual activity.
Blood clots and weakened blood vessels in the brain increase a smoker’s risk of stroke. Smokers who have heart bypass surgery are at increased risk of recurrent coronary heart disease. In the long term, smokers are at greater risk of blood cancer (leukemia). There’s a risk to nonsmokers, too. Breathing secondhand smoke has an immediate effect on the cardiovascular system.
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The second or bottom number is diastolic pressure. This measures the pressure of the arteries when the heart is resting and refilling with blood (American). These measurements help gauge healthy pressure levels, and normal blood pressure falls anywhere below 120/80. The more pressure in the arteries, the harder the heart has to work, and higher risks for serious health problems may occur. This can sound like an exaggeration of probable health problems, but considering that one in three American adults has high blood pressure, there are millions of people at... ... middle of paper ... ...bMD, 27 Aug. 2013.