Before delving into increased systolic blood pressure (systolic hypertension) and thick blood, let’s get some background information covered. Your systolic blood pressure is the pressure in the heart and blood vessels when the heart squeezes/pumps. It is written as the top number of your blood pressure. For example, the 90 of a blood pressure of 90/70 indicates an excellent systolic blood pressure. The 135 of a blood pressure of 135/80 indicates high systolic blood pressure (systolic hypertension). In this case, a physician may recommend medicine. A systolic blood pressure of 180 can indicate an emergency situation. When your systolic blood pressure is significantly elevate while the bottom number of your blood pressure is normal, it is called split systolic hypertension. Consider the oatmeal analogy to better understand what might be happening with split systolic hypertension.
The Oatmeal Analogy for High Systolic Blood Pressure
In this analogy, the oats represent the cells and other things floating in your blood. The water used to cook the oatmeal represents the liquid (serum) portion of your blood. First, let’s cook the oatmeal adding the the maximum amount of water allowed for the pan, and then add the correct amount of oats. What happens when you turn the pan upside down? The oatmeal falls to the floor. Why? Because the force of gravity is strong enough to pull the oatmeal from the pan.
Now, let’s cook the oatmeal adding the maximum amount of water again. This time, let’s put too many oats in the pan. The oatmeal is now sticking up out of the pan. What happens when you turn the pan upside down? The oatmeal will not run out of the bowl. Why? Because gravity is not strong enough to pull the thick oatmeal from the pan.
Finally, let’s cook the oatmeal adding the maximum amount of water again. This time, let’s put twice as many oats as instructed. All of the oatmeal may not get wet! What happens when you turn the pan upside down? The dry oatmeal will fall out but the rest of the oatmeal will not fall out of the pan. Why? Because gravity is not strong enough to pull the thick oatmeal from the bowl.
Thinking of the oatmeal helps understand what happens with your blood. When you drink enough water and you have the proper amount of things in your blood, your blood is as thin as it should be. When the heart squeezes and pushes the blood up into a large blood vessel called the aorta seen in the picture below. Gravity can easily pull the blood down out of the aorta where the aorta bends (aortic arch). However, if you have too many things in your blood your blood can end up too thick. In this case, the heart must work harder using increased pressure to push the thick blood into the aorta. Also, gravity is unable to pull the thick blood down out of the aorta where the aorta bends.
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