High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that seems to be on the rise around the world, but most particularly within the United States, and the health provider community at large believes that a rising rate in obesity in the American population is the cause. [Read more...]

Many people have to take and record blood pressure on a daily basis. If this is the case, they will likely own one of several different kinds of equipment known as a blood pressure monitor to record that information. Today, there are several different kinds of medical equipment that can perform this task. [Read more...]

There is not a specific high blood pressure symptom that is readily identifiable, though many people with high blood pressure claim to experience a sense of dizziness and headache when the blood pressure rises. By then, however, it's often already too late.  
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High blood pressure affects millions of people in the United States alone, but various methods are available to treat symptoms of high blood pressure to ensure that complications such as heart disease and stroke are lessened. Several common high blood pressure medication treatments are available, among them ACE inhibitors.  
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Knowing how the human heart works and what it does helps when it comes time to obtain a blood pressure reading. The heart, or cardiac muscle, pumps blood throughout the circulatory system by blood pressure. Without blood pressure, valuable, oxygenated blood wouldn't reach every cell in the human body, including the tissues at the bottom of your little toe. 
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Blood pressure is measured by the rate at which the heart contracts with every beat, and some run fast, others slow, but for each there's a normal blood pressure reading range. The normal blood pressure reading of an adult is different than that of a child or a teenager. 
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