By Judith Cobb, MH, CI, NCP
According to my husband, blood pressure is a simple thing. If you want to raise your blood pressure, have children; if you want to lower your blood pressure, go on a holiday. If only it was really that simple.
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood on the vessel walls. There are several components that determine this pressure. There is the actual pressure exerted by the heart in pumping the blood; the amount of resistance encountered in the blood vessels either by blockages that are being formed or by the muscular constriction of the vessels; and the actual amount of blood in the body. It is easy to see that a heart that is pumping too intensely, ...Read More