Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in your arteries during the active and resting phases of each heartbeat.
Twenty per cent of India's population in the metros and above the age of 30 years suffers from the deadly duo of diabetes and high blood pressure according to a large-scale government study released recently.
Over 4 crore people from across the country screened under the Government's National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, cardio-vascular Diseases and stroke (NPCDCS) has revealed that 6.33 per cent of the population is suspected to be suffering from diabetes and over 6 per cent are hypertensive.
To help you monitor these health issues Mahalife developed BPCheck mobile app to record and keep track of all your investigations, clinical tests on a timely basis. This Android App enables the doctor and patient to connect with each other in a convenient, secure and timely manner.
Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading).
Hypotension is the term used to describe Low BP. Although blood pressure varies from person to person, a blood pressure reading of 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or less systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) or 60 mm Hg or less diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) is generally considered low blood pressure.
Hypertension is the term used to describe High BP. It’s a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. High blood pressure is said to be present if it is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg.