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The respiratory diaphragm is a dome or parachute shaped muscle that sits below the lungs, attaching to the sternum, lower ribs and even the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. As we breathe, the diaphragm contracts and draws down, allowing the lungs to expand with our inhalation. During the exhalation of our breath...
Of Australians over 18 years of age, approximately one third have either diagnosed or undiagnosed hypertension. Hypertension is the medical term for having high blood pressure, a disease which if uncontrolled puts increased stress and strain on our heart and other parts of our cardiovascular system such as major arteries.