How does blood pressure work?

By: Haadi Hafeez M.D.
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In order for bodily tissue and organs to receive the adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients to survive, sufficient blood pressure is required to play a key role in the circulation and regularity of blood delivery.

It achieves this by using the force generated by pumping heart muscles to aid in the movement of blood all throughout the circulatory system.

As blood moves through blood vessels it pushes against the sides, generating an elastic-like force to help propel blood through the arterial and vascular systems and back to the heart again.

As the heart contracts; blood pressure increases, and as the heart relaxes; blood pressure decreases, these are the phases measured when taking blood pressure; systolic and diastolic respectively.

Optimal blood pressure falls in the range of 120/80mmHg.

This article, and the products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your health care provider before taking any supplements or starting a new program.

Having a deep passion for science and education, Haadi career path has led him to pursue a future in medicine, successfully achieving the distinction of MD. He is always in the pursuit of academic knowledge through research and medical communications, and enjoys writing educational medical content to reach a broader audience; helping readers make informed medical decisions.

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