How To Measure Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure is measured using an instrument called the spygnomanometer. It can also be measured digitally. Blood pressure is always given as two numbers - systolic pressure (when the heart contracts) and diastolic pressure (when the heart relaxes). It is measured in mmHg (millimetres of mercury). The normal blood pressure range is 110/70 to 120/80 with systolic being the first number and diastolic being the second number.

It is very difficult to correctly define normal blood pressure as the blood pressure range can vary widely. A single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable. Blood pressure monitor readings must be taken at different times of the day to determine average blood pressure over a period.

Nearly all of us have our blood pressure taken but we do not know how it is being done. Find out more from this animation.

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99060 

blood pressure is the first step to determine whether a person is healthier.

scg49 

really fruitful,one must watch and learn the the heart blood flow system.

akbarazeem 

I request u to kindly show me how to take BP by self.

Chrissy96 

I am 49 and as of today my bp 175/115 it will go higher and I am on medication could I be in any kind a danger?I have know insurance and right now I make to much for Medicare but not enough for insurance what can I do.?

nilegaonkar 

I am 48 years male. Today my BP is 130/98. Ten days back it was 130/100 and at some other day it was 150/100. Whether there is anything alarming. If so what medical remedy should be adopted.

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