What is blood pressure? How is it measured? What is systolic and diastolic pressure?
⎇.Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure is due to work done by the heart by pumping blood through the circulatory system. Used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation.
SYSTOLIC PRESSURE : The minimum pressure at which blood leaves the heart through the main artery during contraction phase is called Systolic pressure.
Normal value of Systolic Pressure is 120mm Hg
DIASTOLIC PRESSURE : The minimum pressure in the arteries during the relaxation phase of heart is called Diastolic pressure.
The Normal value of Diastolic pressure is 80mm Hg.