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Blood pressure is the force or pressure exerted by the blood as it flows through the arteries (blood vessels). The force occurs when the blood pushes or exerts pressure on the wall of the arteries during the pumping action of the heart. If this pressure raises or drops it leads to clinical conditions such as High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure respectively.

High Blood Pressure, otherwise called as Hypertension, is a serious health condition that leads to heart diseases (coronary heart disease), stroke, heart failure and kidney problems and other related problems. High Blood Pressure is known as a “Silent Killer”. In most cases there are no symptoms and one might be living with this medical condition for many years until it manifests itself as serious health problems such as stroke , heart diseases etc. It is vital to keep the Blood Pressure in check regularly and also be aware what the Blood Pressure actually implies.
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replied December 9th, 2012
So how do you keep your blood pressure down?
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replied March 5th, 2013
An unhealthy lifestyle will raise your blood pressure over time.If you drink too much alcohol, this will raise your blood pressure over time. The current recommended limits are 21 units of alcohol a week for men, and 14 units a week for women. A unit is roughly half a pint of beer or cider, a small glass of wine, or a single pub measure of spirits.

If you keep to the recommended alcohol limits, this should help keep your blood pressure down.
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replied August 25th, 2014
Yes, I realized the alcohol was the main problem that caused my high blood pressure.
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