How do I understand blood pressure readings?

Answer Getting your blood pressure checked is a standard part of almost any visit to the doctor's office. And if you have high blood pressure, chances are you're monitoring your blood pressure at home, to... Read More »

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How can you understand blood pressure readings?

Anyone who has ever had their blood pressure taken has wondered exactly what those numbers mean. The Mayo Clinic explains that a blood pressure reading has four categories; they range from normal ... Read More »

How low is too low for blood pressure readings?

Unlike high blood pressure, which can be numerically defined as anything over 130/80, low blood (hypotension) is indicated by symptoms that arise from low blood flow through veins and arteries. The... Read More »

How to Get Accurate Blood Pressure Readings?

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What do blood pressure readings mean?

A blood pressure reading, which is measured in millimeters of mercury, consists of two numbers read as a ratio (for example, 120 over 80). A diagnosis of high blood pressure is made on the average ... Read More »