There are many other types of pressure that you should get checked at your doctor as well as your blood pressure to keep yourself in good health. If you don't take proper notice of this, some of the problems that might happen may not be found in time for them to be treated correctly.
One type of pressure that should be checked is your pulse pressure. This is going to be the change in blood pressure during a single contraction of the heart. There is a way to find the pulse pressure of a person easily. Pulse pressure can be taken into account when there is a problem with your blood pressure. It is a good indicator of some types of heart disorders.
Because you now know why pulse pressure is important, it is time to talk about how to find out a person’s pulse pressure measurements. Normally, the pulse pressure is the systolic pressure minus the diastolic pressure. The following items can calculate it: stroke volume divided by compliance. Stroke volume is the volume of blood pumped out of a ventricle with each beat of the heart, as compliance is the standard regulation of beats. The resting pulse pressure in the average person is 40 mmHg and this could increase up to 100mmHg when a healthy adult is exercising. Numbers outside this range will show a possible health problem and you should talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can to avoid any kind of complications.
It is very rare to get a pulse pressure reading of less than 40mmHg. Chances are if you receive one that is really lower than the others, you have just done the calculations wrong. If the pulse pressure is low usually, it reflects a low stroke volume and this means that your heart is not pumping out the right amount of blood that it is supposed to. This could be due to a very serious problem like congestive heart disorder or shock.
If your pulse pressure is more than 40 mmHg, usually a reading between 60 and 80mmHg, there are few reasons that this may happen. This is an indicator of stiffness of the arteries, a leak in the aortic valve, and an extra path for the blood to go on from the arteries to the veins, hypothyroidism, or some kind of combination of these.
So, regardless of whether your pulse pressure is too LOW or too HIGH, you should always consult your doctor to be sure nothing goes unnoticed.