High Blood Pressure

Also know as Hypertension

High Blood Pressure


noun

1. elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension.

What Is It And What Does It Do?

The definition of Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood pushing on blood vessel walls. That means High Blood Pressure makes your heart work more to pump blood. High Blood Pressure can be dangerous. It can cause heart attacks, artery damage, stroke, kidney failure, and more. It can even cause death!

How do you get it? what are symptoms? what can i do to get rid of it?

You can get it from smoking, obesity, stress, old age, genetics, and little physical activity. There is no symptoms to Hypertension, unfortunately. Some treatment options are to lose weight, exercise, and to have a good diet. A good diet in this case would be to reduce your sodium intake, and to limit alcohol and salt.

Why Does It Matter To Learn About It?

If you didn’t know what High Blood Pressure was you could maybe get it in the future and not know what to do about it. At least 970 million people worldwide have Hypertension. High Blood Pressure can be costly, between $740 to $1200 are what the average patient spends on medication/doctor visits in a year.
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Did you know?

- Below the age 64, men are more likely to have it

- It can last for years, or even a lifetime

- 1 out of 3 of adults in America have Hypertension

- You can also have Low Blood Pressure

- 74% of people who have Chronic Heart Disease also have High Blood Pressure

- 16 million people in the UK have Hypertension

- 140/90 mmHg or more for your blood pressure is considered High Blood Pressure

- Hypertension is known as the "Silent Killer"

- Mississippi is the state with the most people with it

Ages affected

0-2 Very rare


3-5 Very rare


6-13 Rare


14-18 Rare


19-40 Common


41-60 Very common


60+ Very common