High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure inside blood vessels is abnormally high. The term may refer to a single high reading or to a case of persistent chronic hypertension. Chronic hypertension is an insidious disease that is often undiagnosed due to lack of symptoms, but is by ...

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Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries that carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your heart and cause health problems if it stays high for ...1

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Exacerbating factors: There are a number of issues that are more accurately called “risk factors” or “exacerbating factors” for chronic hypertension, rather than directly causing hypertension. Some examples include:

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Causes of High blood pressure

Poor diet (particularly a high salt intake), obesity, excessive alcohol intake and insufficient physical activity can contribute to the development of high blood pressure. ...Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare2 ...

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Diagnosis of High blood pressure

What Blood Pressure Numbers Mean: Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The first number, called systolic blood pressure, represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats. The second number, called diastolic blood pressure, represents the pressure ...3

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Causes List for High blood pressure

Possible causes of High blood pressure (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Types of hypertension include:

High blood pressure in particular regions of the circulatory system include:

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Clinical Features of High blood pressure

Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it. There's only one way to know whether you have high blood pressure: Have a doctor ...5

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Treatments for High blood pressure

High blood pressure An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is the most widely used treatment for babies and children with high blood pressure. ACE inhibitors reduce blood pressure by reducing the pressure across the filtering units of the kidney (glomeruli) ...6

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Prevention of High blood pressure

To lower your risk for heart disease, try to lower your blood pressure levels to less than 120 systolic/80 diastolic. To lower your blood pressure:

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  1. Source: CDC DHDSP: cdc.gov/ dhdsp/ data_statistics/ fact_sheets/ fs_bloodpressure.htm
  2. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ behaviours-risk-factors/ biomedical-risk-factors/ about
  3. Source: CDC DHDSP: cdc.gov/ dhdsp/ data_statistics/ fact_sheets/ fs_bloodpressure.htm
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC DHDSP: cdc.gov/ dhdsp/ data_statistics/ fact_sheets/ fs_bloodpressure.htm
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease-arpkd/ diagnosis/ 

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