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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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3. What goes up

…May or may not come down. Like the value of investments blood pressure can go up as well as down – so what causes those changes? Which ones should have you worried?

Life is full of highs and lows. We’re happy when stocks go up, we’re unhappy if they stay down. High fuel prices are bad, low fuel prices are good.

With blood pressure, happiness is a blood pressure that may go up temporarily but spends most of its time out of the danger zone.

Of course blood pressure that is too low isn’t desirable either. You’ve watched the medical dramas on TV and heard the glamorous nurse exclaim, ‘Pressure’s dropping, 80 over 40.’ The look on her face and on the faces around her tell you this is not good. In fact you don’t need to be told, because ...

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