Questions tagged [blood-pressure]

Use this tag when asking about the pressure of the circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is a reliable indicator of several medical conditions.

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What do blood pressure readings indicate?

I have heard 120 by 80 is considered normal blood pressure. What do these numbers indicate? I am not a science student. Please explain in non-complicated language.
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Is decaffeinated coffee a diuretic?

Caffeine is a known diuretic, stimulates urine production, and I have even seen "potential dehydration" as one of the arguments in the perennial "is coffee good or bad" debate. It also changes blood ...
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Is there a best time of the day to measure blood pressure?

Does it even matter if I measure my blood pressure at night or in morning or during lunch time? What is the best time of the day to measure blood pressure?