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Why is it that doctors and nurses always tell you to lay on your left side when you have high blood pressure?

 
amessageofhope

Asked by amessageofhope at 12:37 AM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Health

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Answers (3)
  • You are less prone to squish your inferior vena cava laying that way.
    BansheeQueen

    Answer by BansheeQueen at 12:52 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • it helps blood flow
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:41 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Yeah, it's about your heart but not exactly sure why.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

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