The condition of high blood pressure, or hypertension, is known among health professionals as the “silent killer.” It can be a common, underlying risk factor for developing several fatal health issues, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Low blood pressure can also be a problem.
You don’t feel it, you don’t or see it, but your body regulates blood pressure every moment of every day. Your blood pressure truly serves as an indication of your overall health. However, the typical familiarity you might have with blood pressure is rolling up your sleeve at the doctor’s office for a blood pressure cuff to take a measurement, then nodding at the set of numbers you are given, with no real comprehension of what they mean.In this pilot video, join neurophysiologist and medical educator Dr. Cara Sandholdt to learn what your blood pressure measures, what is normal, and why it matters.