Blood Pressure...It's More Important Than You Think (BLA S1E7)

Blood Pressure...It's More Important Than You Think (BLA S1E7)

Every body has heard of the term blood pressure, but what does it actually measure? In Episode 7 we are going to talk about all things blood pressure, and how this topic is often not talked about but is crucial for lifelong health.


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