What is the most accurate arm for measuring blood pressure? .. A consultant reveals a surprise

What is the most accurate arm for measuring blood pressure? .. A consultant reveals a surprise
What is the most accurate arm for measuring blood pressure? .. A consultant reveals a surprise

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Dr. Saleh Salem Al-Ghamdi, a consultant cardiologist and expert in stress and tension, revealed a surprise about a common belief that the left arm is the most accurate measure of blood pressure, as it is closest to the heart.

Al-Ghamdi said, in a tweet through his account on the social networking site “Twitter”, that there is a common belief that the most accurate blood pressure measurement is in the left arm, as it is closest to the heart, and this is incorrect.

He continued, “Mostly, the right arm is the most accurate Source of pressure (the heart pumps blood first to the right, as in the illustration).”

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High blood pressure is a condition in which the long-term force of the blood against the walls of the arteries is so dangerous that it often leads to fatal heart disease.

Blood pressure, according to healthline, is the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries, so when there is an increase in this pressure, it can lead to serious health complications.

And pressure is responsible for the majority of premature deaths worldwide, according to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 years worldwide suffer from high blood pressure and 46% of adults are unaware in this case.

According to timesofindia, there are some early signs of high blood pressure:

1- change in skin color

Your skin color changes, according to experts, darker skin color is associated with high blood pressure.

2- severe headache

These headaches mostly occur in the early morning, health experts said that severe high blood pressure leads to a condition called pernicious hypertension, during this condition, pressure builds up inside the skull to dangerous levels causing extremely painful headaches.

3- Chest pain:

Not like chest pain caused by some pathogen infections, health experts define angina as pressure, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in the chest.

4- Blurry vision:

The blood vessels in the eye can be damaged resulting in hypertensive retinopathy, even when you are not aware of high blood pressure. If you notice changes in your vision, be sure to treat them.

5- Fatigue

Fatigue is closely related to high blood pressure, if you are very tired regardless of the nature of the work and environment, it is advisable to have your blood pressure checked.


The article is in Arabic

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