Can Your Pulse Pressure Predict Your Longevity?

You may be familiar with your blood pressure, but do you know what those numbers really mean? Now there’s a THIRD pressure that’s important to know about and is worth monitoring as well. Our health expert and author of her new book, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100”, Karen Owoc, is here to explain this third blood pressure.

What is the Third Blood Pressure? Pulse pressure is the difference between your systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number).

How to Calculate Pulse Pressure: Pulse pressure is the numeric difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Example: 120/80 mm Hg: 120 – 80 = 40 mm Hg (pulse pressure)

What is a Normal Pulse Pressure: Pulse pressure is a predictor of heart disease, stroke, and heart rhythm disorders.

Excerpted from KRON4

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