Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the blood pushes against artery walls too forcefully. Usually, hypertension is characterized by a blood pressure reading above 140/90, and it is considered severe when it is above 180/120.

Usually, people with hypertension experience no symptoms. It can lead to complications over time, such as stroke. Lifestyle modifications are required to lower blood pressure. This includes altering diet and exercise.

Visit the medical library to learn more about hypertension

Doctor Make an appointment with a Cardiologist

How many people Affects more than 75,000,000 adults in the US

Medications Treatment can require medication

Clock Can be lifelong or last for years

Understand the Basics


Do I Have Hypertension?

Basic Understanding

Do I Have Hypertension?

Hypertension is a condition that can cause serious complications on your health. Read this article to learn about the symptoms of hypertension.

Overweight Children Are Likely to Have High Blood Pressure

Basic Understanding

Overweight Children Are Likely to Have High Blood Pressure

Read this article to learn about how obesity can lead to high blood pressure in children.

Hypertension: When Should I Call a Doctor?

Basic Understanding

Hypertension: When Should I Call a Doctor?

Hypertension is a condition that can have serious implications for your health. Read this article to learn about the symptoms you should monitor that warrant you to call the doctor.

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Basic Understanding

Prehypertension

Understand Causes


Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Causes

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Are you constantly having headaches, vertigo or even bleeding from your nose. Perhaps high blood pressure is the cause! Continue reading and learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of hypertension

What Are the Warning Signs of Hypertensive Crisis?

Causes

What Are the Warning Signs of Hypertensive Crisis?

There are many causes and contributing factors to high blood pressure. To learn more about hypertensive crisis, keep reading this article.

Does Hypertension Have Warning Signs?

Causes

Does Hypertension Have Warning Signs?

Hypertension in layman’s language is nothing more than having high blood pressure. Blood pressure is defined as the force that is exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels.

Understand Treatment


5 Tips On Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Treatment

5 Tips On Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Even though lowering your blood pressure can be a difficult thing to achieve, especially if you try without medications, it can be done. Take care of your body, watch your weight and don't ingest too much coffee or salty food.

Can Low Blood Pressure be Serious?

Treatment

Can Low Blood Pressure be Serious?

We have all heard about the dangers of high blood pressure, but what about low blood pressure? There are certain times when low blood pressure is beneficial, and other times when it can be deadly. Read this article to learn about the effects of low blood pressure on the body.

What Are the Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure?

Treatment

What Are the Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure can cause a number of health risks. Read this article to learn about the best ways to lower blood pressure.