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 What do blood pressure readings mean?

Answer 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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Blood pressure readings only 10 points apart?

Acute low blood pressure is usually a symptom of some form of blood volume loss. Do you have a history of ulcers or other GI bleeding? Based on the numbers that you have posted you are rapidly ap... Read More »
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What is the third number in blood pressure readings?

Sometimes a third number is included in a blood pressure reading. Depending on the measuring device, it may either be your pulse pressure (the difference between your systolic and diastolic reading... Read More »
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