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What does the lower number mean in blood pressure

By Anonymous July 10, 2017 - 8:56am
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What does the top number mean? Thank you.

August 17, 2017 - 2:41pm
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Hello Anonymous,

The top number is the systolic pressure. It refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries during contraction of your heart muscle.


August 18, 2017 - 9:05am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) — indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls while the heart is resting between beats.


July 10, 2017 - 10:44am
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