Daily Archives: February 14, 2015


Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is given the medical term “Hypotension” (as opposed to hypertension which is high blood pressure). Low blood pressure occurs when the pressure in the blood vessels falls below normal limits. Although different sources have different criteria for low blood pressure, we can assume that anything below 90/60 […]


Effects of smoking on blood pressure 6

In this blood pressure experiments, I used a home blood pressure monitor (upper arm cuff), to measure my blood pressure before, during and after smoking a large cigar. I took readings every 5 minutes or so, to see if smoking would cause changes to my blood pressure. Incidentally, I am […]


Blood pressure variations during the day 3

In this first of many blood pressure experiments, I used a home blood pressure monitor (upper arm cuff), to measure my blood pressure during my waking day. The readings were not taken at specific intervals, and I have made no attempt to show on this graph when I ate food, […]