Blood Pressure Charts – All You Need to Know About Blood Pressure
One of the most important pieces of medical data about your body is your blood pressure. A key component in understanding blood pressure is the ability to read blood pressure charts. Blood pressure is analogous to the water pressure of water going through plumbing in your house or through your garden hose.
Blood pressure is measured by two different numbers – diastolic blood pressure is the pressure (measured in milligrams of mercury) between beats of your heart, and systolic blood pressure is the amount of pressure put on your arteries when your heart is contracted, forcing blood through the system.