Say: blud preh-shur
Check your blood pressure! When you go to the doctor, a nurse
might put a band around part of your arm and pump air into the band, blowing it
up like a balloon. Your arm might feel a little squished, but don't worry -
that's how a nurse checks your blood pressure. This test shows how hard your heart is pumping to move blood
through your body. Blood pressure can be too high or too low, but yours is
probably just right!
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.
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