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Understanding your Blood Cholesterol

Blood Reports are sometimes confusing, especially when you look at cholesterol levels. Terms like HDL, LDL, VLDL and triglycerides seems likes differ…

Orthostatic Hypotension : Low Blood Pressure as you Stand up

Orthostatic Hypotension is a form of low blood pressure which occurs when a person stands up from sitting or lying posture. In medical terms, if sys…

Orthostatic Hypertension : Increase in Blood Pressure as you Stand up

As the title suggests, Orthostatic Hypertension is a rise in systolic blood pressure due to sudden change in body posture like standing up. It is al…

Which arm is best for Blood Pressure measurement

If you are one of those who think that blood pressure can be measured through any arm, then you might be mistaken. Usually medical professionals meas…

Best Position to measure Blood Pressure (Sitting or Lying Down posture)

Are you one of those people who want to know the best posture to measure blood pressure ? Usually a medical professional measures your blood pressure…

Common mistakes while measuring Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure monitors are now being used at home and every person seems to be an expert in taking the BP readings. Instead of being overconfident o…

When to measure Blood Pressure (Best time to measure BP)

Our blood pressure have got a pattern. Usually it goes up during daytime and lowers during night. It is highest just after the afternoon and lowest i…

How Calcium deposits in Arteries can cause Heart Problems

You must have heard about Cholesterol causing blockage in arteries, but calcium buildup can also cause much severe blockage which can result in hear…

How Bacteria can Clog up our Arteries ? Its not your Diet !

Usually people think that unbalanced diet rich in fat and cholesterol is responsible for heart problems, and blockage in arteries occur only due t…

Effect of Gender on your Blood Pressure (Men vs Women)

Men have comparatively higher blood pressure compared to women. However this trend continues only till menopause in women. After menopause both me…

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines | Stages of Hypertension

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines In year 2003 the definition of High Blood pressure was set as above 140/90 mmHg. But in some cases it was found…

Record for Highest Blood Pressure

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Sometimes some blood pressure machines show such high readings which are not meant to believe. People often recheck their BP again on the same machine to verify it. But the best way is to get it che…

Normal Blood Pressure for Men over 30, 40, 50, 60 Years

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Normal Blood Pressure of Men is usually considered as 120 / 80 . It is not a correct reading for all age groups of men. There is a lot of difference…

Why Does Blood Pressure increase with Age

Hypertension is a medical condition where blood pressure reaches above 140/90. Blood pressure of a healthy person should be 120/80. In today's w…

Blood Pressure & Short Tempered Behavior

We often correlate short tempered behavior of a person with high blood pressure. But is it correct to correlate them. Can High Blood Pressure lead t…

How much Salt should one eat ?

Salt has a direct effect on blood pressure of a person, which makes it more important to be taken in controlled amount. But how much amount of salt should be taken by a healthy person to keep his/he…

How to keep your Blood Pressure in Check with Increasing Age

Increasing age often comes with a number of diseases and hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of them. We start feeling ourselves older when we…