Related Resources on Blood Pressure Readings: Ranges, Normal, High, Low

Blood pressure is the force applied by the blood over the inner walls of the arteries. Although the average blood pressure for a person remains constant, it shows minor fluctuations throughout the day—declining while relaxing and momentarily increasing while being excited or under stress. An increase in resting blood pressure can scar, stiffen, or harden the arteries. Read more: Blood Pressure Readings: Ranges, Normal, High, Low Article

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