High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure.  An estimated 30% of all American adults live with this condition.

What is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood applies to your blood vessels while circulating through your body. 

Effects of High Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure is abnormally high, your heart must work harder to pump blood through your body. [1]  The increased strain on your cardiovascular system increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

The majority of people with high blood pressure do not experience any symptoms.[2]  Headaches, dizziness, and nosebleeds, however, can be symptoms of high blood pressure.

How Do I Know If I Have High Blood Pressure?

Most people are diagnosed with high blood pressure by their family doctor, as many doctors will routinely measure patients’ blood pressure.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can develop as a person ages – it is far more common in middle-aged people and senior citizens.[3]  However, people of any age can be affected by high blood pressure.

Inactivity, smoking, poor diet, and being overweight can all increase your risk of high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Treatment

Treatments for high blood pressure include lifestyle changes and medications.

However, some people with high blood pressure may not see positive results from lifestyle changes or medications currently available to the public.  This is why it is important to continue researching potential treatments through high blood pressure studies.



[1]http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484023/k.2174/Heart_disease__High_blood_pressure.htm

[2] http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/symptoms/con-20019580

[3] http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/risk-factors/con-20019580

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