Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure

Ever wonder what the numbers of your blood pressure really mean? Well let me tell you! There are two numbers that represent your blood pressure and it usually look something like this 120/70. The top number is your systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic (systolic/diastolic).  Each number is equally important but the top number usually gets more attention because it can be a sign of serious heart problems. Now what does all those fancy words mean?

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High Blood Pressure

What's the big deal with high blood pressure anyway? Most people probably feel fine. No harm in your blood pressure being a little high, right? Well my friends, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one hell of a disease. It can cause many problems in your body and even lead to death. But before we get into all that, let's find out what a blood pressure is and what it means to have high blood pressure. 

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