by Roger Lewis
Bpmonitoradvisor readings measure your blood's force while it courses through your veins and pushes against your arteries. Your blood pressure reading will have two numbers that are found by using a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer.
The first number, called the Systolic, should be higher than the second number. It measures the pressure in the arteries when your heart is beating. The second number will be lower than the first number. It is called the Diastolic and measures the pressure in the arteries in between heartbeats.
What Affects Blood Pressure Readings?
Many things affect blood pressure readings. Things like diabetes and being overweight can give you a high reading. In children, things like height, age, and gender affect the reading as well.
Make Sure You Get a Proper Reading
Make sure you are relaxed, and in a sitting position. Sit quietly while the reading is being taken, and always have the blood pressure cuff directly on your skin. There are different sizes of blood pressure cuffs and if one that is too small is being used you can get a false reading.
What Should Your Child's Blood Pressure Reading Be on the omron 10 series wireless review?
Blood pressure readings for children are broken down into the following age groups:
*3-5 year olds,
*6-9 year olds, and
*10-12 year olds.
A child three to five years old will have a normal Systolic number of 104 to 116 and a normal Diastolic number of 63 to 74. For the six to nine year old age group, the normal Systolic number is between 108 and 121 and the normal Diastolic number is between 71 and 81. Ten to twelve year olds' Systolic normal is 114 to 127 and their Diastolic normal is 77-83.
These numbers are used as a guideline, but if your child is shorter or taller than other children in their age group it may vary. A lot of the children that do develop high blood pressure are not getting enough exercise and have unhealthy eating habits. If they develop low blood pressure it can be something simple such as dehydration, but it can be a sign of anemia or a reaction to medication as well.