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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Hypertension (Overview)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to flow within the vessels.


Dr. Ana Adelstein
323 doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Overview)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to flow within the vessels.


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Hypertension (Tip)

Hypertension sometimes means something else is at play. One common missed diagnosis is sleep apnea. ...See more

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Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Cause and effect: Arteriosclerosis is the condtion in which lipid lines arteries, narrowing them and forcing the heart to work harder to force the right amount of blood in circulation. This raises the arterial pressure (hypertension) and eventually causes the heart to work less effectively. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Daily exercise is one of the best things for high blood pressure. ...See more

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What is hypertension?

What is hypertension?

Elevated BP: Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 (either value). Normal BP is considered 120/80 with pre-hypertension as 120-140/80-90. For pre-hypertension recommendations include improved diet (low salt) and exercise with consideration of an anti-hypertensive medication. Hypertension can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke and usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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How does hypertension kill you?

Several: Hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic stroke, kidney failure, heart attack. Which is why it is very important to know your blood pressure and control it. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Don't change your medicine dose without checking with your doctor. ...See more

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What exactly is hypertension?

What exactly is hypertension?

See below: Hypertension or high blood pressure this is the force exerted in the blood vessels by the blood stream during heart contractions systolic is at peak of heart contraction and diastolic is during the heart relaxation this is measured indirectly by inflaiting a cuff over the blood vessel and squeezing the blood vessel by the cuff and measuring the blood pressure readings. ...Read more

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Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Cause and effect: Arteriosclerosis is the condtion in which lipid lines arteries, narrowing them and forcing the heart to work harder to force the right amount of blood in circulation. This raises the arterial pressure (hypertension) and eventually causes the heart to work less effectively. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypertension?

What are symptoms of hypertension?

None: Usually none; that's why it's a silent killer. If it is very severe it sometimes causes a headache, vision and neurological changes. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Lose 10 percent of your body weight and follow the DASH diet and then see if your BP goes down! ...See more

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What is the definition of essential hypertension?

High blood pressure: The definition of essential (or primary) hypertension is a sustained elevation in systemic arterial blood pressure that is not due to some other cause. If it has some other cause (a side effect of a drug or a symptom of another disease) then it's secondary hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you describe the epidemiology of hypertension?

Can you describe the epidemiology of hypertension?

See below: Darwin labarthe wrote a book called the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, there is a chapter on hypertension. Basically, it increases you get older and gain weight. It is more common in african americans and those with high salt and poor diets rich in fats and starches. It is also common in those with kidney problems and those with sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Do decrease the amount of sodium in your diet! ...See more

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What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

Hypertension: Can cause narrowing of blood vessels as well as small hemmorhages or small scars of the retina. ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescribe concor 2.5 for hypertension?

Why do doctors prescribe concor 2.5 for hypertension?

Bisoprolol/Concor: Is a highly selective beta blocker used for mild to moderate hypertension (& angina pectoris). It lowers BP and block blood renin levels (which can raise bp). The 2.5 mg strength in no way suggests it is a weak med; another BP med may require 100mg or more to get same effect. Usual dose is 5 mg, but that dose may cause your BP to be too low; so doc decreased to 2.5 mg. ...Read more