Hypertension is otherwise known as high blood pressure. It is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. The two types of Hypertension are Primary hypertension and Secondary hypertension. Normal BP ranges from 110-120/80-90 mm of hg (Systole / diastole) where systole is the pressure on the arteries and the diastole is the pressure in the arteries. High blood pressure or hypertension (HTN) is said when the systolic and the diastolic values elevate.

  • Normal- 120/80mm of hg
  • Elevated- 131- 139/ 90 mm of hg
  • HTN - >140/>90 mm of hg

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What is the risk factor for hypertension??

HTN is associated with many life endangering diseases like heart failure, stroke, amputation, kidney failure, premature death and the list goes on. The high blood pressure can cause sweating, sleeping problems, anxiety and blushing. A person with hypertension may also experience nosebleeds and headaches.

Causes of Hypertension

  • Smoking tobacco
  • Too much stress
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sedative lifestyle

Prevention of Hypertension

  • Reduce the amount of salt consumption
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Have more fruits and vegetables
  • Weight management
  • Get your body to do enough physical activity
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly