The purpose of taking vital signs is used to show the status of your body’s key functions. To lead a healthy lifestyle and age gracefully, it’s important that monitoring our vital signs regularly is not overlooked, especially as you age. But what are the vitals? What are their normalities and abnormalities? Let’s know about them.
- Blood pressure – Blood pressure is the force of your blood exerted against the walls of major arteries. Blood pressure between 90/60 and 120/80 mm Hg is considered normal. Whereas blood pressure <90/60 or >120/90 mm Hg is considered abnormal.
- Temperature – Taking temperature may seem insignificant, but doing it can help understand your body better. By regularly monitoring you can determine your body’s normal temperature range being 95.0 °F – 99.32°F and abnormal temperature range being >100.9°F. In turn, you can seek out medical advice when your body’s temperature hits an abnormal range.
- Oxygen rate – Your respiratory rate is the frequency of breaths taken within one minute. A regular respiration rate for adults falls between 96%- 100% breaths per minute, and is considered abnormal if <70% breaths per minute.
- Pulse rate – Your pulse rate, or heart rate, is the number of times that your heart beats in one minute. A normal healthy pulse rate ranges from 60 – 100 beats per minute and an abnormal pulse rate is <45 or >120 beats per minute. It can be very useful to track your heart rate while monitoring your fitness level and it may even help to detect a developing heart problem.
Regular monitoring of your vital signs has the potential to pay off greatly for your health and well-being. You can think of it like using your phone. When the batteries are running out it will trigger a message saying, “low battery”. In turn, it allows you to correct the problem early on, and charge it before the phone dies out. Similarly, when the measurements of your vital signs are unsatisfactory, they can indicate that you have “low health”. This gives you the chance to take personal steps like changing certain lifestyle habits or seek out advice from professionals.
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