Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Explained Blood Pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body and is one of the principal vital signs. There is no ‘normal’ or ‘ideal’ blood-pressure reading. The following figures should only be used as a guide: low blood pressure – below 90/60 normal…

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Blood Pressure Part I

The human body requires blood to be constantly replaced with fresh blood, which necessitates a fast, powerful circulatory system. This ensures that oxygen from the lungs can be carried to cells quickly and efficiently. Without oxygen, these cells cannot operate. The body needs to keep the pressure in its blood vessels at a very constant…

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Blood Pressure Part II

Pharmacists use a variety of medications to lower blood pressure in addition to ‘lifestyle factor modification’. Increased salt intake causes the kidneys to try to push more salt out of the body by releasing hormones that increase the blood pressure to try to get more blood through the kidneys. Exercise (especially ‘cardio’) reduces blood pressure…

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