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Blood Pressure Health

Which Pressure Readings Constitute Low Blood Pressure?

According to the American Heart Association, blood pressure below 120/80 mmHg is ideal. However, sometimes consistently low blood ...

What Is the Meaning of a Diastolic Blood Pressure Reading?

The simplest way to get a picture of how a heart is functioning is through a blood pressure reading. Blood pressure is a measureme...

Does Flaxseed Lower Blood Pressure?

About one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High blood pressure...

How to Lower the Bottom Number on a Blood Pressure Reading

The bottom number of your blood pressure reading is your diastolic blood pressure. It is the measure of the pressure of the blood ...

Blood Type & Weight Loss

If Peter D. Adamo, a naturopathic doctor and author, is correct, you can lose weight by eating foods based upon your blood type. I...

What Is the Difference Between Blood Pressure in the Upper and Lower Extremities?

Your blood pressure reading is an important way your doctor determines your overall health. If you have a blood pressure reading t...

Blood Pressure Reading After Exercise

One misconception about high blood pressure holds that exercise increases blood pressure. Heart rate does increase during exercise...

How Does Blood Pressure Change During Exercise?

According to statistics published by the American Heart Association (AHA), roughly 74 million people in the United States over the...

How to Read Arterial Blood Gases

Arterial blood gasses are a common test done to measure the acidity and gas content of the blood, primarily the oxygen and carbon ...

How to Determine the Correct Blood Pressure Cuff Size

Blood pressure testing is routinely performed at doctor appointments to monitor the health of your heart and entire cardiovascular...
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