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Blood pressure is measure in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and recorded as two numbers, systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the top number (also the higher one), which measure the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, so when its muscles contract. Diastolic the…

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Unfortunately, high blood pressure is becoming increasingly common in the United States. High blood pressure normally develops over years, and affects almost everybody eventually. While now about one third of adults over age 20 have high blood pressure, this number is…

Blood pressure is essential to life; we wouldn’t be alive without blood pressure. The reason for this is that blood pressure moves blood through your body, supplying all your organs with nutrients and oxygen. However, when blood pressure is too high or too low, you can experience serious health…

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High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to heart disease. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and can stretch your artery walls too much. High blood pressure causes various health complications:

Risk of rupture, which can lead to a stroke or…