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Originally posted on Holistic Health & Living:

high-blood-pressureMaintaining a normal blood pressure is extremely important, because your blood vessels affect nearly every square inch of your body and can cause problems as life-threatening as stroke and hypovolemic shock or as comparatively insignificant as dizzy spells and erectile dysfunction.

For those who don’t know, blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in your arteries during the active and resting phases of each heartbeat. Here’s what the numbers mean:

Systolic Pressure – which is the top number, is the amount of pressure your heart generates when pumping blood through your arteries to the rest of your body.

Diastolic Pressure – the bottom number, refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats.

Most people believe that high blood pressure is more dangerous than low blood pressure, and to a certain extent this is true, BUT low blood pressure can kill…

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