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Blood Pressure Basics: What is Blood Pressure?

  By posted Apr 17th 2013
Healthy Living

Most of us tend to consider blood pressure as a silent disease, but the truth is, blood pressure is much more than that. As defined by Wikipedia; “Blood pressure also referred to as arterial pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs”. Dr. K.M. Sunesara – General Physician, Mumbai helps us understand more about blood pressure and its effects on the human body.

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