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Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. Hypertension is nothing but high blood pressure.

(Systolic) number represents the pressure in blood vessels when the heart contracts or beats (Diastolic) number represents the pressure in the vessels when the heart rests between beats.

Blood pressure classification Systematic blood pressure Diastolic blood pressure
Normal <120 <80
Prehypertension 120-139 80-89
Stage 1 hypertension 140-159 90-99
Stage 2 hypertension >160 >100

Primary Hypertension
Primary hypertension is also called essential hypertension. This kind of hypertension develops over time with no identifiable cause. Most people have this type of high blood pressure.

Secondary Hypertension
Secondary hypertension often occurs quickly and can become more severe than primary hypertension. Several conditions that may cause secondary hypertension include kidney disease, congenital heart defects, problems with your thyroid, alcohol abuse or chronic use,  certain endocrine tumors.

Symptoms of severe hypertension can include:
• Headaches
• Shortness of breath
• Nosebleeds
• Flushing
• Dizziness
• Chest pain
• Visual changes
• Blood in the urine
• Chest pain
• Anxiety
• Irregular heart rhythms
• Anxiety
• Confusion

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