Blood Pressure reading: 120/80

@nicanorr (1789)
Philippines
December 4, 2012 5:11am CST
After the blood pressure of a person is taken, a reading in the Blood Pressure devise results, for instance, 120 / 80. The first number 120 is systolic while the second one 80 is called diastolic. What do we understand by systolic 120 and by diastolic 80? Those in the know may post comment or answer for the benefit of the reading community. Thank you.
2 responses
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
that's is normal its not good when diastolic is over 90
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Yes- 120/80 is normal. Here the diastolic is 80 and according to you, when it is over 90, it is not good, why? What is meant by diastolic 90?
@Shavkat (56820)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
That is a normal blood pressure. I can say, we need to have a basic foundation of anatomy to be able to explain this. But then, the manner of doing it will make my nose bleed. Since it is difficult to put it in lay man's terms.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Yes- 120/80 is normal, but what is meant by systolic 120 in relation with my heart?