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Blood Pressure Facts Sheet

Blood Pressure Facts Sheet...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on January 20, 2010 | 9 responses | permalink

Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Every time the heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. The pressure is determined by the force and amount of blood pumped, and the size and flexibility of the arteries.

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Dr. Floyd: Aim for below 120/75

Dr. Floyd: Aim for below 120/75...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on November 25, 2009 | 8 responses | permalink

The topic of blood-pressure has been undergoing change in the last few years. We used to say that a person’s blood-pressure should be approximately 100 plus your age. A 65-year-old would have an acceptable blood-pressure of 165 using this criteria. That is the old way of looking at things, but we now have a new way of looking at things.

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Steve and the white coat effect

Steve and the white coat effect...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on November 16, 2009 | 6 responses | permalink

I have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Whenever I visited doctors, they told me that my blood pressure was high, but that it was probably due to the “white coat effect”.

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Blood Pressure Story – POTS

Blood Pressure Story – POTS...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on August 10, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

Daniel Eaton – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). In early 2005 Daniel developed POTS. This sends his blood pressure and pulse skyrocketing when he stands up. Daniel’s story highlights how finely tuned the bodies mechanisms are for regulating blood pressure, and how bad it can be when things go wrong.

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Charting Your Blood Pressure

Charting Your Blood Pressure...

Charting Your Blood Pressure
Blood pressure levels change throughout the day and are affected by caffeine, exercise … even having a full bladder! A one off reading is not a true picture of your blood pressure.
Taking and charting one or two readings a day, over a period of time, will offer a more accurate picture of [...]

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My Blood Pressure Software – pulse pressure

My Blood Pressure Software – pulse pressure...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on March 26, 2008 | 3 responses | permalink

Jump to:

What is pulse pressure?
How is it calculated?
What is normal pulse pressure?
Is Pulse Pressure Important?
Why take Pulse Pressure readings?

What is pulse pressure?

When a blood pressure reading is taken the measurement includes a systolic and diastolic reading. These 2 readings are the person’s highest and lowest levels of the cardiac cycle (one heart beat). The difference [...]

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Review of my Omron M4 blood pressure monitor

Review of my Omron M4 blood pressure monitor...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on July 24, 2007 | 20 responses | permalink

Omron M4 blood pressure monitor

In early 2004 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and my doctor told me to buy a home monitor. I bought an Omron M4. This is a review of the monitor, but firstly a disclaimer; I am not a medical professional, I am not an expert on blood pressure monitor [...]

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My High Blood Pressure

My High Blood Pressure...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on April 16, 2007 | 47 responses | permalink

Steve Alan – Headaches and hypertension result in a stay in hospital. Steve is the programmer of My Blood Pressure. His original story was published here: High Blood Pressure. Steve suffered from regular headaches, which disappeared after being diagnosed with hypertension and starting medication.

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Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home...

Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

We produce and distribute an information flier — “Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home”.

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Below is the contents of the information flier — “Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home”.

Blood Pressure Facts

Blood pressure changes during the day.
It is lowest as you sleep and rises when
you get up. It also [...]

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Track Blood Pressure when taking blood pressure medications

Track Blood Pressure when taking blood pressure medications...

Taking Blood Pressure Medication?
The American Heart Association website states, “Monitoring at home will help you measure your true blood pressure and can provide your doctor with a log of blood pressure measurements over time. This is helpful in diagnosing and preventing potential health problems.“
In fact, studies have shown home monitoring and tracking of [...]

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My Blood Pressure Software – Chart

My Blood Pressure Software – Chart...

Jump to:

Why chart blood pressure?
What is high blood pressure?
How do I chart blood pressure?
What is this website?
Does your software create blood pressure charts?

Why Chart Blood Pressure?
Your blood pressure changes throughout the day. Taking a single blood pressure reading is like taking a photo of a movie … you can see what is happening right now, [...]

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How I self monitor my high blood pressure

How I self monitor my high blood pressure...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on February 27, 2007 | 2 responses | permalink

How I monitor my blood pressure

After I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, my doctor told me to buy a home blood pressure monitor and self monitor my readings each day.

I bought a Omron M4 monitor, see the photo below:

I started out very enthusiastically … for a couple of weeks I was monitoring my [...]

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BP Stories

BP Stories...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on December 12, 2006 | 2 responses | permalink

People who Monitor their Blood Pressure
The following pages are stories and interviews with people who monitor their blood pressure.
Colin Slater – keeping track of his blood pressure readings allowed him to have cataract surgery.
Rodney Turner – curing sleep apnea has helped to reduce his blood pressure.
David Zagrodnik – David [...]

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Blood Pressure Story – Operation

Blood Pressure Story – Operation...

Colin Slater – keeping track of his blood pressure readings allowed him to have cataract surgery

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Blood Pressure Story – Sleep Apnea

Blood Pressure Story – Sleep Apnea...

Rodney Turner – curing sleep apnea has helped to reduce his blood pressure.

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