• Your Doctor Is Making The Biggest Blood Pressure Mistake

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    Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the vessel walls. Blood pressure is an important indicator of health, as blood high pressure symptoms can mean that the system is under high stress. By monitoring blood pressure one can ascertain how that subject’s health is. Doctors can look to blood pressure charts to see how well the person is doing, and to chart that person’s decline or ascent in health. When it comes to checking blood, normal pressure reading for an adult is 120 systolic/80 diastolic (respectively, highest pressure of the cardiac cycle and lowest pressure of the cardiac cycle, with one cycle being a single heartbeat and the following rest). There isn’t much leeway for a healthy reading, with a low reading meaning the person is in crisis, and a higher reading a sign of some sort of ongoing disease, such as obesity.

    by Dr. Victor Marchione

    If you’ve ever been to the doctor’s office, you know they usually check your blood pressure right off the bat. If you’re like me and get a little bit of white coat nervousness, they also check it at the end. By then, my nerves have settled and they can get a more accurate reading.

    Or so you’d think.

    New research is showing that your doctor is making a huge mistake when it comes to checking your blood pressure, if he doesn’t check blood pressure in both arms. That’s the most accurate way to determine you risk for hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions related to high blood pressure.

    Doctors found a clear association between a difference in interarm systolic blood pressure and a significant increased risk for future cardiovascular disease. Therefore, if the pressure in one arm differed from the pressure found in the other, there was a greater …

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