What is the third number in blood pressure readings?

Answer 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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When you're taking blood pressure readings, and the top number is suddenly very low?

Its not the numbers that matter, its the fraction that counts. Its basically an indication of how alive you are. So a BP of 150 over 150 means that you are in perfect health whereas a BP of 75 over... Read More »

What do blood pressure readings represent?

A blood pressure reading is measured as two numbers. The first or top number is your systolic blood pressure -- the amount of pressure against your artery walls each time your heart contracts. The ... Read More »

What blood pressure readings are considered low?

Blood pressure readings are considered normal when they read between 115/75 and 120/80. Anything under 115/75 can be considered low, but because what is low for one person can be normal for someone... Read More »

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 »