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Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

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  1. High Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
    Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your ... beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the ...
  2. Low Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Blood Pressure Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
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  5. Diastolic blood pressure; Systolic blood pressure; Blood pressure reading; Measuring blood pressure ... bare. You or your doctor will wrap the blood pressure cuff snugly around your upper arm. The lower ...
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  8. ... strokes. Your doctor or nurse should check your blood pressure at every visit. Ask your doctor what your target blood pressure is. Exercising (such as walking), eating low-salt ...
  9. High Blood Pressure: Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
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  10. After you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor may ask you to keep track of your blood pressure by measuring it at home. There are devices that are ...
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