8 doctors weighed in:

What is hypertension?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: > 140/90

Blood pressure which is elevated to greater than 140/90 on average is defined as hypertension.
Initial treatment is to avoid things that might elevate it such as alcohol and salt and to engage in active diet exercise and wt loss. Next step is to treat with medications if necessary. Some argue that over age 65 blood pressure does not need to be treated unless >150/90.

In brief: > 140/90

Blood pressure which is elevated to greater than 140/90 on average is defined as hypertension.
Initial treatment is to avoid things that might elevate it such as alcohol and salt and to engage in active diet exercise and wt loss. Next step is to treat with medications if necessary. Some argue that over age 65 blood pressure does not need to be treated unless >150/90.
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Dr. Mark Goldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: <130/80

The guidelines recently changed.
We now want the BP to be <130/80. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you require treatment unless you are considered to be at high risk but lifestyle modification with diet, weight loss, decreased salt intake, treating sleep apnea, etc are recommended.

In brief: &lt;130/80

The guidelines recently changed.
We now want the BP to be <130/80. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you require treatment unless you are considered to be at high risk but lifestyle modification with diet, weight loss, decreased salt intake, treating sleep apnea, etc are recommended.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: RaisedPressureArteri

Hypertensin is a chronic medical Condition in which there id increasedPressure in the Arteries.
Normal BPat rest is 100 to140 Sytolic and 60 to 100 Diastolic

In brief: RaisedPressureArteri

Hypertensin is a chronic medical Condition in which there id increasedPressure in the Arteries.
Normal BPat rest is 100 to140 Sytolic and 60 to 100 Diastolic
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Dr. Nima Yavari
Internal Medicine

In brief: It is

elevated blood pressure.

In brief: It is

elevated blood pressure.
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