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A bit about blood pressure Part 2 (Teacher: Michael)

These temporary stress factors which of everyday and unavoidable. However, the prolonged stress factors of perpetual problems at or at home much more important in sending your blood pressure - and keeping it .

There therefore various reasons why your blood pressure remains raised. In medical jargon, raised blood pressure is called hypertension.

Unfortunately - and contrary to popular belief - hypertension is usually symptomless. In other , you you've it!
I dozens of patients each week who with dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and noises in their ears, who all convinced that they high blood pressure.

Most of them haven't when I check it with my blood pressure machine.
How you to if you high blood pressure?

By getting an 'MOT', as we call it in our practice. That is a basic check-up, by our nurse, and includes a blood pressure check, it you not one for a few years.

There two elements in you blood pressure. There's the maximum pressure at which the heart shoots the blood round the body; and the minimum pressure after the blood sped through all those 96,000 km of blood vessels.

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