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what is the importance of blood pressure?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Blood Pressure: The blood pressure is extremely important as it enables the blood to circulate through the whole body. Severe problems can occur when the blood pressure is too low or too high. You should consult your physician regularly concerning your blood pressure and other health issues so you can be as healthy as possible.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain.

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