Info on Blood Pressure

In order to determine a person's blood pressure, information needs to be obtained on the pressure inside the vessels, both when the heart is beating and when it is at rest. This is gathered using a device called a sphygmomanometer. It consists of a fabric cuff that is wrapped around the arm and then slightly inflated.
 
Various factors can affect your blood pressure reading, such as your posture, how much you exercise, and whether you use tobacco products. In general, several different readings are gathered over a period of time in order to determine what is "normal" for you. Most healthcare providers consider 120/80 to be a normal blood pressure.
 
(Click Blood Pressure for more info on this topic, including the complications that can result when blood pressure is too high, the role of blood vessels in the body, and more.)
 

Info on Blood Pressure

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