Category Archives: Blood Pressure

Video: What is Hypertension?

Ask Dr. Smarty Video - What is Hypertension

We’re absolutely ecstatic to announce the official launch of our collection of Ask Dr. Smarty videos! In this first of many videos to come, Dr. Smarty explains the ins and outs (or should we say “ups and downs“) of hypertension!

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Blood Pressure: The Highs and Lows


Think of your blood pressure as the push and pull that brings your blood throughout your body, carrying oxygen and other important nutrients to your cells and organs. It is vital in order for you to keep on living, and your doctor or nurse will check your blood pressure with a stethoscope and the velcroe pump he or she wraps around your arm, known as an asphygmomanometer.

But what is blood pressure?

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