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Testing for High Blood Pressure

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To measure your blood pressure, your doctor or nurse will use some type of a gauge, a stethoscope (or electronic sensor), and a blood pressure cuff. Most often, you will sit or lie down with the cuff around your arm as your doctor or nurse checks your blood pressure. If he or she doesn't tell you what your blood pressure numbers are, you should ask.

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For the past several years, cardiologists have been beating the drum for lower blood pressure.  We have all seen the studies and/or articles that have challenged the notion that the old cut-off of 140/90mmHg is too high for diagnosing high blood pressure.  The medical community even went so far as to coin the new term "pre-hypertension"…

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MonicaRD, Health Pro, answered What is the deal if my husband's BP is… Hi Mitchgirl,   Here is some information to help you understand…

05/21/10

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered Does different bp's in left/right arm… Hi Vicki,   A difference in blood pressure readings between the…

12/14/09

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Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro, posted What is High Blood Pressure? If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure you may be wondering exactly what it is…

04/29/09

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered How many times should I check my blood… Hi Curious01,   What's important with monitoring blood pressure,…

03/02/09

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