High blood pressure: The hot drink shown to slash risk of hypertension by 65 percent

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    According to the health body, “to see if caffeine raises your blood pressure, check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a caffeinated beverage”.

    “If your blood pressure increases by 5 to 10 mm Hg, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine.”

    Millimetres of mercury (mmHg) – what does this measurement mean?

    Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

    The measurement is used to record two numbers:

    • The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.
    • The diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels.



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