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Blood Pressure

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junio 8, 2018

[VidSitePro id=30 ]Every time your heart beats it uses pressure to push blood through your circulatory system to your muscles and organs this pressure is your blood pressure it consists of two numbers systolic is the pressure placed on arteries and veins when your heart pumps out blood diastolic is the pressure on your circulatory system between beats healthy blood pressure is a systolic pressure of less than 120 and a diastolic pressure of less than 80 your blood pressure is a result of the elasticity and resistance of your circulatory system the volume of blood and your heart rate different blood pressure medications work in different ways diuretics make your body lose excess sodium in water reducing blood volume ACE inhibitors and AR B’s reduce the amount of chemicals that make arteries narrow so blood can move more freely alpha blockers relax artery reducing the resistance of your circulatory system beta blockers make your heart rate slower reducing blood pressure calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering the muscles of the heart and arteries reducing the power of contraction of the heart central agonists make it harder for blood vessels to tense and contract blood vessel dilators make blood vessels dilate more allowing for better blood flow alpha 2 receptors reduce production of adrenaline making your heart beat slower and reducing stress if you are at risk for high blood pressure making healthy choices can lower it feed a healthy diet keep a healthy weight drink alcohol only in moderation be physically active don’t smoke and manage stress talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your blood pressure or medications [Music] you

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