Blood Pressure B1

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  • Created by: allaiya
  • Created on: 22-12-13 20:27
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  • Blood Pressure
    • Systolic pressure
      • The maximum number that your heart produces.
    • Diastolic Pressure
      • Is the blood pressure between heart beat
    • High Blood pressure can lead to
      • blood vessels to burst.
      • Can cause damage to the brain,which is called a stroke.
      • Also can cause damage the kidney.
    • Low Blood pressure can lead lead to
      • dizziness and fainting
      • ...as blood supply to the brain is reduced.
      • and poor circulation to other areas such as finger and toes.
    • Fitness & Health
      • Fitness is the ability to do physical activity
      • Smoking
        • Smoking can increase blood pressure by
          • Carbon Monoxide in cigarette smoke causes blood to carry less oxygen.
            • Nicotine in cigarette smoke directly increases heart rate
              • Carbon monoxide decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of blood.
              • Combines with haemoglobin preventing it combining with oxygen so less oxygen is carried
      • Diet& heart disease*
        • Heart disease is caused by
        • restricted blood flow to the heart muscle
        • Risk of getting heart disease  is increased by
          • High Level of saturated fat in the diet leads to a build up of cholesterol (a plaque) in the arteries.
        • High Level of salt  which causes an increase in blood pressure
        • Narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque in  coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to heart muscle.
          • Plaque also make blood clots or thrombos more likely to happen which will block
  • High Blood pressure can lead to
    • blood vessels to burst.
    • Can cause damage to the brain,which is called a stroke.
    • Also can cause damage the kidney.

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