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What is Hypertension?
Every time the hearth beats, it pushes the blood through the arteries. This is the “systolic” blood pressure. Between each contraction, the heart relaxes and the pressure drops, and this is called the “diastolic” pressure. Blood pressure varies a lot from person to person and depends on many factors, including age. The normal reading for an adult should be around 120 (systolic) and 80 (diastolic). Blood pressure goes up in a normal individual when he is subject to stress or physical activity, but in a person with hypertension, blood pressure is elevated even when he is at rest.
Consistently elevated blood pressure is one of the most prominent dangers for a heart attack and greatly enhances the risk of a stroke. Hypertension is appropriately called "the silent killer" because many people often don’t know they have it until heart problems arise. There are usually no symptoms until the condition becomes very severe. At that point, headache, confusion, nose bleeding, shortness of breath, tingling of hands and feet, and a general feeling of discomfort can be an indication that something is wrong. Otherwise, hypertension is discovered only during a routine medical check up.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a very common condition.
If you have high blood pressure, you are most probably taking a daily pill and your doctor has recommended that you lower your salt consumption, lose weight, and exercise.
You better follow your doctor’s advice. Hypertension is a very serious problem with potentially severe consequences.
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