Wednesday, 9 April 2008

so what's the hype bout hypo?

so we all know hypertension..a.k.a high blood pressure..i have low blood pressure.. and the common misconception is.. i dont have enough blood. hee. that's anemia la. my blood count is very normal. time for a donation i think..

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Both are important. Usually they're written one above or before the other, such as 120/80. If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.

Some people have low blood pressure all the time. They have no symptoms and their low readings are normal for them. In other people, blood pressure drops below normal because of some event or medical condition. Some people may experience symptoms of low pressure when standing up too quickly. Low blood pressure is a problem only if it causes dizziness, fainting or in extreme cases, shock.

the causes are aplenty.. but reading through it all.. i dunno which one causes mine. all i know.. it runs in my family.. especially the ladies.. my aunties, my grannies and my cousins.. majority of them have low blood pressure.. and it worsen as they get older.

since my doctor prescribed me with folic acid & B complex (busuk weehh!!), the bp has gone up 1 notch to 90/70. not bad ei. busuk pun busuk la. i dun wanna be fainting on my big day. *LOL*

hmm.... maybe i should look it up even more. and how to improve it. kesian wa tengok nenek2 wa.. sikit je pitam.. sikit je jatuh... ish.. tanaak la plak kan..



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sugarysweet said...

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