(Maegan Rhoades)

whats is Hypertension?

Hypertension- hypertension (high blood pressure) is a condition in which the force of blood against the artery wall is too high.

how is hypertension diagnosed?

Hypertension is diagnosed by your blood pressure test. If your systolic or diastolic readings are higher the 120/80 you most likely have high blood pressure.

what are the symptoms?

Most people with hypertension don't have any symptoms. overtime, if untreated, it can cause heart diseases and even strokes.

most known causes

stages of hypertension

prehypertension- systolic between 120 and 139 or a diastolic between 80 and 89

stage 1- systolic between 140 and 159 or diastolic between 90 and 99

stage 2- systolic 160 or higher or diastolic 100 or higher


there really isnt a cure for high blood pressure but some treatments may include:

- eating a healthier diet with less salt

-exercising regularly

stress management

-taking medications such as nitroglycerin( heart medication)

Did you know?

1 in every 3 Americans have high blood pressure. (70,000,000 adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. There are roughly about 300,000,000 people in the U.S)