Diastolic Blood Pressure VS Systolic Blood Pressure

Blood pressure refers to the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of your blood vessels.
Millimeters of mercury (mmHg) is used to measure blood pressure. Normally, blood pressure is expressed in terms of the systolic pressure over diastolic pressure.

The diastolic pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries when your heart is filling. It refers to the minimum between two heart beats. For example, if the blood pressure is 135/80, then 80 is the diastolic pressure.

The systolic pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries when your heart pumps. It refers to the maximum during the heartbeat. For example, if the blood pressure is 135/80, then 135 is the systolic pressure.

If your systolic pressure reaches 140 mm Hg or more, you have higher risk of getting systolic hypertension. And if your diastolic pressure reaches 90 mmHg or higher, you have higher risk of getting diastolic hypertension.

The symptoms of these two types include:

  • Shock (serious situation)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Blurred vision
  • Lack of concentration

Keywords: diastolic blood pressure; systolic blood pressure

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