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Hypertension (high blood pressure)


What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a medical condition in which the pressure within the arteries is elevated. When the heart contracts it pumps blood throughout the body, delivering blood to muscles and organs.
There are two types of blood pressure: The normal range for systolic blood pressure is 90-140 mmHg and the normal range for diastolic blood pressure is 60-90 mmHg. The classification of blood pressure (expressed in mm Hg) for adults aged 18 years or older is based on the average of 2 or more readings taken at each of 2 or more visits after initial screening:

What causes Hypertension?

In most cases the reason for hypertension is unknown. This type of hypertension is referred to as primary or essential hypertension. When there is a known cause it is referred to as secondary hypertension. Reasons for secondary hypertensions include chronic renal disease, disease of the renal arteries and endocrine disorders.

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