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What factors can affect your blood pressure related to heart disease?

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Normal blood pressure for an adult, at rest, is less than 120 over less than 80. Blood pressure may go up or down depending on your:

One high reading doesn’t mean you have high blood pressure. It must be checked at different times while resting to find out your true result.

  • Age
  • Heart condition
  • Emotions
  • Activity
  • Medicines

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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