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Science: what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure .. ???

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Asked by Manoj M, 30 Jan '13 04:24 pm
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Hi! High blood pressure is when the heart pumps blood with greater force; and vice versa.
Answered by Brinda Sapat, 31 Jan '13 03:18 pm

 
  
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Your blood pressure reading does not usually differ significantly between the lower and upper extremities. It is more likely that you will get a greater difference between arms than between an arm and a leg. In certain health situations, a comparison between an upper and lower extremity blood pressure reading can be helpful. According to the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology," a blood pressure reading from a lower extremity may be more useful in assessing cardiovascular health risks. Another explanation for slightly different readings is your body position. Your arm is closer to your heart than your leg, and this may result in a small difference. Certain heart problems can also cause differences in readings. An inappropriate size of blood pressure cuff may also yield differing and inaccurate readings.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/551281-what-is-the-difference-b etween-blood-pressure-in-the-upper-and-lower-extremities/#ixzz2JS HUy0wC
Answered by Psycho, 30 Jan '13 04:25 pm

 
  
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The main difference between high and low blood pressure is the fact that having high blood pressure significantly increases a person's health risks, while low blood pressure does not. The American Heart Association estimates that about 74.5 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Three factors determine blood pressure: the amount of blood pumped from the heart, the volume of blood in the blood vessels and the capacity of blood vessels.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 31 Jan '13 03:20 pm

 
  
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