Dr. Aidar Sharafiev, a specialist in cardiology and blood vessels, said that the issue of lowering blood pressure should be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the specialist points out that the prevailing opinion that the blood pressure level should be 120/80 and not higher is true, but only in certain cases.
He says: “This is true for vessels that are not affected by age-related changes. Because the vessels lose their elasticity with age, so the blood pressure level of 130-135 in this case becomes normal. who feel comfortable at the level of blood pressure Arterial have 140, 150, 160 and 180 mm Hg.
According to him, the carotid arteries supply blood to the brain, ensuring its nutrition and functioning. If a person’s carotid artery plaque percentage is 75 percent or more, then to feed the brain, the body raises blood pressure levels, sometimes until it reaches an abnormal and dangerous rise.
And he says: “If this group of people is subjected to a drop in blood pressure levels, for example, to 120, they will suffer severe circulatory disorders and may have a stroke. Therefore, the blood pressure level of people who suffer from severe vasoconstriction is between 160 and 180 mmHg, comfortable and natural.
He adds that the same picture is observed in patients suffering from significant stenosis of the arteries of the lower extremities, where the lower extremities are received at a pressure of 180 mm Hg. Art. enough blood. But if the pressure drops to 120 mm, they will not receive the necessary nutrition, and there is a risk of developing necrosis.
And he says: “Based on this, the issue of lowering the level of blood pressure must be addressed in each case individually. You must first make sure that there is no vasoconstriction, in order to avoid serious consequences, and only after that the blood pressure level can be lowered.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.