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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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 cause hypertension?

Hypertension: There are several medical causes of hypertension such as renal artery stenosis, hyperthyroidism, but most often the cause is unknown often called essential hypertension. The most important factor is that you get and keep your blood pressure controlled. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypertension?

Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...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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Can hypertension be cured?

Can hypertension be cured?

It depends: Some causes of hypertension are reversible, most are not because in 95% of the cases we do not know what causes the development of high blood pressure. I suggest you read the following article: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/prevention-treatment-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_002054_article.Jsp. ...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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Can kids have hypertension?

Blood pressure: Children can have hypertension. It needs to be worked up for reversible causes and treated. ...Read more

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How to manage hypertension?

How to manage hypertension?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...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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Why does hypertension occur?

Why does hypertension occur?

Genes and time: The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs. As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood. ...Read more

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What is portal hypertension?

Portal hypertension: This is an obstructive condition of the venous outflow from the liver, often associated with cirrhosis. It causes abdominal distension and fluid leak into the legs and abdomen. ...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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How can you get hypertension?

See below: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help alleviate the need for medication. ...Read more

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What is type two hypertension?

What is type two hypertension?

Unclear: Hypertension is an affliction that needs to be constantly monitored. (90+% is primary hypertension) 5–10% of cases (secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Discuss with md asap. ...Read more

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Why do people get hypertension?

Why do people get hypertension?

Many factors: Hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis, kidney problems, hormonal problems, overweight/obesity, adrenal gland problems, too much salt, too much blood volume, calcification of the arteries and congenital heart problems such as coarctation. ...Read more

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