Originally Posted by mommysunshine
I purchased a blood pressure cuff a month ago. My average reading is 90 over 60. These numbers seem too low.
Although both numbers are important, the second number is the pressure in your arteries between heart beats, or while the heart is at rest.
The heart is a pump, controlled by muscles that are controlled by chemical and biological reactions. In laymans terms, the higher the pressure the sooner the pump (and/or arteries) will wear out.
Pressure is important, however, pulse rate
is even more important, because the lower the pulse rate the longer you can live. This of course depends on many other factors, including nutrient deficiency, etc..