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The importance of normal blood pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure that the heart exerts to circulate blood in the body.

High blood pressure is often thought of as a pathology, but it should be considered as a risk factor for the onset of important pathologies such as myocardial infarction, stroke and angina pectoris. It is therefore important to ensure its normalization to avoid the onset of the aforementioned pathologies

A pressure considered normal is between 100 and 120 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) maximum and 70-80 mmHg minimum.

We speak of arterial hypertension when one or both blood pressure values constantly exceed 130/85mmHg.

It is important to know if there are family members who have high blood pressure values since, in this case, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases related to hypertension itself increases.

Stress, poor nutrition, excessive salt consumption, overweight, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are responsible for arterial hypertension.

In particular, excessive salt consumption can cause cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Reducing the amount of salt to within 2g per day reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by 10%.

With heart rate, however, we refer to the number of pulsations (or beats) made by the heart every minute.

Your heart rate should fluctuate between 55/60 beats per minute.

If the value is higher we are talking about tachycardia, if lower we are talking about bradycardia.

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