Hypertension or high blood pressure is a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher.
Blood is carried from your heart to all parts of your body in vessels called arteries. The pressure of blood against the artery walls is called blood pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures, for example, 120/80 mmHg. The first number is the systolic pressure or the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. The second number is the diastolic pressure; or the pressure when the heart rests between each heartbeat.
Hypertension is usually called a ‘silent killer’ since it usually has no symptoms but is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, kidney damage and other conditions in the future. If not diagnosed and treated, hypertension could cause heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, aneurysms (bulges in blood vessels) and changes in vision.
Hypertension can be managed with a healthy lifestyle and medication.Back to top
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