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High Blood Pressure

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood pressing versus the wall surfaces of your arteries. Your blood pressure is greatest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. The only way to discover out if you have it is to get normal blood pressure checks from your health and wellness care provider. For teenagers and children, the healthcare provider compares the blood pressure reading to what is normal for other youngsters who coincide age, elevation, and sex. There are two main types of high blood pressure: secondary and primary high blood pressure. Secondary high blood pressure is triggered by another medical problem or use certain medications. Blood pressure is a measure of exactly how hard the moving blood presses against the wall surfaces of the arteries. In a healthy and balanced blood vessel, the blood moves efficiently through the vessel and puts normal pressure on the vessel wall surfaces. High blood pressure causes your heart to work more challenging to get blood bent on the body. High blood pressure is defined as a systolic high blood pressure of 140 mmHg or greater or a diastolic of 90 mmHg or greater in people at low risk. The diastolic pressure is the resistance to the blood circulation in the blood vessels. Persistent high blood pressure can increase your risk of a number of potentially dangerous and significant wellness conditions, such as: cardiovascular disease; heart attacks; strokes; cardiac arrest; outer arterial disease; aortic aneurysms; kidney disease; vascular dementia.

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