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    Understanding Blood Pressure: What Does the Bottom Number Mean?

    The Basics of Blood Pressure Measurement Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your blood exerts on the walls of your arteries as it flows through your body. It is measured using two numbers – the systolic blood pressure (the top number) and the diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number). Blood pressure is typically measured using a sphygmomanometer,…

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