Measuring Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a number that shows the amount of force that is exerted against the walls of the blood vessels. The heart pumps blood through the arteries and into the capillaries. The blood then goes into the veins. This is the cycle that happens in our body all day long.

When we exercise, the blood pressure rises slightly. This is due to the increased heart rate. When we exercise for a longer period of time, the blood pressure may rise to dangerous levels. When this happens, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It is important to be aware of your blood pressure so you can take steps to lower it.

There are many different methods to measure your blood pressure. The most common method is called the auscultatory method. It involves placing a cuff around your arm and pumping air into the cuff until it is tight. Then you listen for a sound that is made when the cuff is released. The cuff will make a sound when it is inflated. You will hear two sounds, one when the cuff is released and one when the cuff is deflated.

The second method is called the oscillometric method. In this method, you place a cuff around your arm and pump air into it until it is tight. Then the cuff will start making a sound as the air is released. You will hear one sound when the cuff is released and another when the cuff is deflated. You should note the number that comes up when you do this.

These two methods are used to measure your blood pressure. However, there is a third method called the tonometry method. This method uses a small device that is placed on the finger. It measures the pulse and the blood pressure.

You should check your blood pressure at least once a month. If you have high blood pressure, you should see your doctor to find out what you can do to lower it.

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