Hypertension

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Articles on Hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is common problem also referred to as the "silent killer" because it often does not produce any symptoms prior to its occurrence.  People who suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure normally have their blood pressures consistently above 130/85 mm Hg.  Hypertension is responsible, in some ways, directly or indirectly for the number of deaths per year and, if left untreated, is one of the major risk factor in developing stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and heart failure.  Effective treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of early disability of death.  At present, almost all physicians recognize the importance of treating an otherwise healthy person whose blood pressure, on repeated examination, is or exceeds the normal readings.

 

In 10 percent of the people suffering from hypertension, the condition is usually a symptom of an underlying health problem such as kidney or adrenal gland disorder.  Hypertension can happen to both men or women.  The ratio of men and women at the age of 55 and above having hypertension evens out whereas when their age is above 75, there will be more than three-quarters of women having high blood pressure.

 

  1. Causes and Treatment of Hypertension

  2. Diagnosis for Hypertension

 

 

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