Define Blood Pressure
- The blood is an important liquid connective tissue that flows in the blood vessels and helps in transportation.
- It exerts a force against the walls of vessels.
- The blood pressure inside the arteries is much more as compared to inside the veins.
There are two types of blood pressures :
- Systolic Pressure
- Diastolic Pressure
What is Systolic Pressure
The pressure of blood inside the artery during ventricular systole or contraction phase, is called the Systolic pressure.
Normal Systolic pressure = 120 mm of Hg.
What is Diastolic Pressure?
The pressure of blood inside the artery during ventricular diastole or relaxation is called the Diastolic pressure .
Normal Diastolic pressure = 80 mm of Hg
What is High Blood Pressure ?
It results in increased resistance to the flow of blood which may lead to the rupture of an artery and causes internal bleeding.