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Orthostatic hypotension
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Orthostatic hypotension

Definition Orthostatic hypotension consists of a sudden drop in blood pressure following the sudden transition from a sitting or lying position (stance posture) to an erect one (orthostatism). In order to be able to speak for all purposes of orthostatic hypotension, the drop in blood pressure must be consistent, greater than 20 mmHg for systolic pressure or 10 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure

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How to Raise the Pressure of I.Randi

Generality When we talk about how to raise the pressure we refer to the different methods and treatments that can be put into practice to increase blood pressure when its values ​​are lower than normal. Arterial pressure is defined as low when, at rest, it falls below 90/60 mmHg. More properly defined as hypotension , low blood pressure can be a major distress for patients who suffer from it because of the symptoms it induces. De
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Sphygmomanometer: What is it? What is it for? I.Randi types and uses

Generality The sphygmomanometer is the instrument through which it is possible to determine the arterial blood pressure . Arterial pressure is a very important vital parameter, since its alterations - in defect or in excess - can give rise, or be an index, to very serious disorders. The invention of the first sphygmomanometer models dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century, but it was only at the end of the same century that the Italian doctor Scipione Riva-Rocci invented the first mercury sphygmomanometer, still used today
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Hypertensive crisis

Hypertensive crises consist of dramatic increases in blood pressure, which significantly increase the risk of suffering a heart attack and other organ complications. Extremely high blood pressure levels - reached when the (maximum) systolic pressure equals or exceeds the threshold of 180 mmHg, and the diastolic (minimum) level exceeds over 120 mmHg - they can damage blood vessels
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Hypertension and physical activity

Treating hypertension with sport Lifestyle changes reduce blood pressure and promote the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy , whatever the severity of the disease A person suffering from high blood pressure should focus their attention on achieving the following goals: weight reduction, healthy nutrition, stress reduction, moderation of alcohol consumption, drug and smoking cessation, physical activity
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hypertension

HIGH PRESSURE AND HYPERTENSION Arterial hypertension is one of the most common diseases in industrialized countries. In Italy it affects over ten million people and represents one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. And yet, despite the constant alarmism of doctors, little is done to prevent it
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Blood pressure, what it is and how it is measured

Blood pressure is the force with which blood is pushed through the vessels . It depends on the amount of blood that the heart pushes when it pumps and the resistances that oppose its free flow What is blood pressure PHYSICS teaches that pressure is directly proportional to the force acting in a direction perpendicular to a surface and inversely proportional to the area of ​​the surface to which the force is applied (P = F / S). Co
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Diastolic Pressure or Minimum Pressure

Generality Diastolic pressure , or minimum pressure , is the value of arterial pressure when the heart is relaxing; in other words, it is the blood pressure between two heartbeats. The diastolic pressure can undergo, permanently, dips (low minimum pressure) or increases (minimum high pressure), which are indicative of something that, in the human organism, no longer works perfectly
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Blood pressure values

Arterial pressure represents the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries in which it flows. The input is given by the "cardiac pump", during the left ventricular systole, at the end of which the support of the elastic return of the arteries intervenes. These vessels of greater caliber, thanks to the presence of elastic and muscular tissue, facilitate blood progression and contribute to regulating the flow
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Low Minimum Pressure

Generality The low minimum pressure is the medical condition in which the diastolic pressure value is constantly lower than 60 mmHg. In general, the low minimum pressure falls within a context of hypotension, therefore in a state in which even the systolic pressure is constantly lower than the norm (therefore at 90 mmHg)
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