The heart is the main organ of the circulatory system. It pumps blood so every part of our body receives the most vital element, oxygen and other nutrients. This pumping of blood and it flowing through the arteries and veins causes a certain pressure on the walls of arteries and veins. This pressure can be measured and is called Blood pressure. Blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most serious conditions which are often neglected as it is not a disease in itself. But it is the cause of many serious diseases like heart problems, diabetes etc. A report suggests that one of every third person in U.S suffers from blood pressure and it is the second leading life taking condition. Systolic blood pressure is the alarm or warning which the body gives us regarding the problems forming internally.
Systolic blood pressure is the quantity of pressure exerted on vessels when the heart beats. In the reading of blood pressure like 120/80 the number is placed at the top. In condition when the topmost as well as the lowest blood pressures are on the higher side, a person is said to be suffering from high blood pressure. And when only the topmost number is higher than 140 then the condition is termed as isolated systolic hypertension.
The healthcare provider makes use of a special device sphygmomanometer for measuring your systolic blood pressure. During measuring of blood pressure, a fabric cuff is coiled around the arm and inflated a bit. A gauge is attached to the cuff on which the blood pressure is measured. By reading the numbers on the gauge while the air is being released from the cuff, your doctor evaluates the condition of your blood pressure. Your blood pressure is measured by two numbers which are written like fraction and placed as one on the top and the other at the bottom. The number at the top is your systolic blood pressure while the number at the bottom is your diastolic blood pressure.
The blood when pumped from heart into the blood, creates ample systolic blood pressure which can make it reach other body parts. When blood vessels go away from heart, they divide and slowly get smaller like the tree branches. Some reach the kidney while some go to the brain. It is due to the systolic blood pressure that the blood keeps on flowing to different upper and lower parts of the body and the cells keep on getting essential nutrients and oxygen.
The systolic blood pressure can be divided into,