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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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Hypertension (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is hypertension?

Persistent elevation: of resting BP above 140/90 is what most doctors use to define hypertension. We usually require three readings at three different dates before diagnosing the disorder. ...Read more

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What is hypertension?

What is hypertension?

High blood pressure: For an adult, a blood pressure of >135 systolic (the top number) or >85 (the bottom number), when taken at rest and averaged over multiple readings at different times, is considered to be high or "hypertensive.". ...Read more

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What causes hypertension?

What causes hypertension?

Many Factors: Hypertension can be secondary due to conditions in cardiovascular system like coarctation of aorta, adrenals or kidneys and renovascular(from renal artery stenosis) or it may be primary also called essential which may be due to genetic predisposition and made worse by life style like obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise and smoking. ...Read more

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What causes hypertension?

Hypertension: Hypertension has no definate etiology but there are several risk factors that can lead a person to become hypertensive.There 2 types of hypertension 1. Primary which has no etiology except Family Hx. Metabolic Syndrome, ObesitySmoking,Drinking,Inactivity. Secondary causes which include,Renal diseases like renal artery stenosis,Pheochromocytoma,Hyperthyroidism,certain medication. ...Read more

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What causes hypertension ?

Multiple reasons: Though the exact causes of hypertension are usually unknown, here are several factors that have been highly associated with the condition. Smoking obesity or being overweight being obese/overweight as a child diabetes sedentary lifestyle lack of physical activity high levels of salt intake (sodium sensitivity). Insufficient calcium, potassium, and magnesium consumption vitamin d kidney dz. ...Read more

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How is hypertension treated?

Many options: Hypertension is treated with cardiovascular exercise, no/low salt diet, weight reduction if over weight, medications, or even biofeedback. ...Read 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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What are cures for hypertension?

What are cures for hypertension?

Exercise,diet,meds: High blood pressure is very treatable. The most important first step is to work on the basics, namely exercise and diet. Reducing dietary sodium, losing weight, and increasing exercise to 30-60 minutes 5 days a week are key. Modern blood pressure medicines are quite good and almost all of them can be found in low-cost generics. Your doctor can help pick the right meds if needed. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of hypertension?

Many see below: Pre hypertension, mild , moderate, severe, systolic , diastolic, essential, secondary, renovascular, malignant, . ...Read more

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What is the the treament for hypertension?

Combination: Diet & lifestyle alterations--particularly reduced salt intake and more physical activity--are good start. Diuretic (like hctz) is common starting agent, but ace-inhibitor or arb not uncommon, as all tend to have low side effect profile. Adding 2nd med depends more on race/diabetes/heart disease & other factors. Best to be aggressive & keep #s in healthy range! ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for hypertension?

Preventable: HBP = 95% preventable. Causes: major = simply overweight beyond clear lines of definition and demarcation on the abdomen = low % body fat. Sodium is next: a 3 g sodium very high fiber (3 animal protein meals a week = max) is high in potassium & magnesium reduce HBP r recommended. Alcohol beyond 4 standard drinks a week, like salt, causes HBP. Over-the-counter med like Sudafed/ephedra r provok ...Read more

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What is considered thenumbers for hypertension?

See below: The top number is called systolic and is 120 the bottom called diastolic is the bag around 80 above these numbers is called hypertension if persistant. ...Read more

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Is hypertension curable?

Controllable: There is no cure for essential hypertension but for some people it can be controlled through exercise, low sodium diet, and weight loss. For those who do not respond to these measures, anti hypertensive medications will always be necessary for blood pressure control. ...Read more

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What is pre hypertension?

What is pre hypertension?

Prehypertension...: ...is mildly elevated blood pressure. Blood pressures range from 120-139 (systolic)/80-89 (diastolic). It can progress to high blood pressure (hypertension) if one does not make the necessary lifestyle changes, such as exercising and eating healthier. Both prehypertension and high blood pressure increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. ...Read more

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How to treat hypertension?

How to treat hypertension?

Many : Reviewed your information, looks you have had hypertension since you have been on calcium channel blocker, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. All those medications are the right medications. But you have breathless on exertion. So you need to have doctor to work up on your heart condition or lung condition. ...Read more

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Can hypertension be deadly?

Can hypertension be deadly?

Yes it can be : Yes especially if severe and untreated it can cause stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure as well as kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is hypertension preventable?

Is hypertension preventable?

Yes and no.....: Everyone can do his/her part to prevent or reduce the severity of high blood pressure. To do this, follow a health diet (dash is excellent - look it up), exercise daily, maintain a healthy weight and don't eat out too much (salty). Some people, however, have hypertension despite lifestyle: they will usually need medicine. The amount needed, can be reduce with keeping the healthy life as above. ...Read more

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What is benign hypertension?

Mild High blood Pres: Basically, that is a way to describe blood pressure elevations, or an elevated blood pressure that is not immediately a threat to your life , and is more on the "mild" side. Do not be fooled by the term though. Even benign hypertension needs to be treated so that your at less a risk for future heart disease and stroke, not to mention many other conditions that can arise from having elevated bp. ...Read more

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Whats essential hypertension?

Hypertension: Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues. It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad. ...Read more

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