Essay On Blood Pressure

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In this report I am going to be discussing whether blood pressure is effective at evaluating health issues. Blood is constantly being pumped from our heart through our arteries all around our body. When the term blood pressure is used it’s referring to the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries it flows through, which is one reason why artery walls are so thick, so that it can withstand the pressure inside. When your blood pressure is being measured an instrument known as a sphygmomanometer is used. This device records two readings, one of which is the systolic pressure and the other is the diastolic pressure and it is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). Systolic pressure is the pressure on the artery walls when the…show more content…
I had measured their baseline weight, which is their weight before a few weeks of exercise. The male subject’s baseline weights had averaged out at 105.4675kg. Their baseline systolic blood pressure averaged out at 142.55 and their baseline diastolic blood pressure averaged out at 85.9. After a few weeks of regular exercise, I weighed them again and this time their weight had averaged out at 104.2275kg. The average weight loss for the male subjects was 1.24kg. I had measured the male subject’s blood pressure again after a few weeks of regular exercise and their systolic blood pressure had reduced by 3.55 to 139 and their diastolic blood pressure had reduced by 0.55 to…show more content…
This allows you to have a good indication of what your blood pressure is like. If it’s within the normal range, it’s a good way to keep in check of your health. If it’s too high or is rising from the last time you checked this allows you to be prepared to take on the next steps of trying to reduce it by doing exercise possibly and/or do other tests to see what could be causing your blood pressure to

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