Blood Pressure Test
What is blood pressure?
Everyone has blood pressure. It shows the amount of work that your heart must do to pump blood around the body. Two numbers measure your level of blood pressure.The top number – the systolic pressure – records blood pressure when the pressure is at its highest as your heart muscle squeezes out the blood from your heart.Then your heart relaxes, which allows the blood to flow back into your heart, which determines the diastolic pressure. The normal level of blood pressure is usually about 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic). This would be recorded as 120/80. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to do a blood pressure test. Most people with high blood pressure will feel fine and not notice any symptoms.
How does a blood pressure test work?
The screening is a quick process whereby a cuff is attached to your arm and measures the flow of blood. Our nutritionists then interpret the information given out by the machine.
Why is monitoring blood pressure important?
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) causes silent damage to the blood vessels and the heart. If untreated this damage progresses over time and may result in stroke or heart attack.
High blood pressure also increases the risk of damage to the blood vessels in your kidneys and eyes.
After checking Blood Pressure you will receive Dietary Guidlines to correct unbalanced terrain.