More commonly known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a condition where the long-term force of blood pumping against your artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems, such as cardiovascular disease or heart disease.
Your blood pressure is the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance from your arteries. Blood pressure increases as your heart tries pumping more blood through narrower arteries.
A blood pressure reading has two numbers. The top number is systolic pressure, which is the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. The bottom number is diastolic pressure, which is the pressure in your arteries between beats. Many people can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. This can be quite dangerous, because uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected and controlled through lifestyle modifications and, if necessary, medication.
Even when blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels, most people have no symptoms. A few people may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs usually don’t occur until blood pressure has reached a life-threatening stage. For these reasons and others, we recommend frequent health checks ups.
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