Category Archives for Blood Pressure

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

The heart pumps blood in the body and transports it to various organs of the body through the arteries. The pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries is referred to as blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when the blood pressure readings are higher than the normal rate (that is above 120/80mmHg (millimeters of mercury)).There are two kinds of hypertension namely, primary and secondary. In the the case of primary hypertension, no definite medical cause can be...

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

Low blood pressure or hypotension is defined as “any blood pressure that is below the normal expectation for an individual in a given environment”. The diagnosis of low blood pressure is dependent on the symptoms associated from low blood flow; hypotension tends to vary with an individual’s lifestyle, health and age. “Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure (force per unit area) exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels, and constitutes one of the principal vital signs”. As...

What Causes High Blood Pressure and High Pulse Rate?

High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg, a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90. Systolic pressure is the pressure as the heart beats, while diastolic pressure measures the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats. It is also known as the most common cardiovascular disease which means the heart and blood vessels are affected. Blood pressure is referred to as the force of blood pushing against...

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a physiologic state characterized by a sudden or recurrent increase in blood pressure. This medical condition is classified into two, namely essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. The first classification shows that the condition is not caused by any disease while then second classification shows that the elevation in blood pressure is caused by serious or chronic illnesses such as adrenal adenoma or kidney disease. If this condition...

Treatment for High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, you put yourself at risk of getting a heart attack. The ideal blood pressure should be 120/80 mm Hg. There are many treatments for high blood pressure, ranging from medications to lifestyle changes. Diuretics (“Water Pills”) These medications are designed to reduce sodium in the body, which helps lower blood volume. Thiazide diuretics are frequently the first choice for patients. For people over 80, the thiazide diuretic known as indapamide may be taken. Angiotensin...

Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

About High blood pressure or hypertension is a very serious condition that may lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure among other life threatening conditions. It is important to seek medical advice once you are stricken with this condition. Because of the complications that may arise from this disease any desire to self-medicate should be avoided. Before using any natural home remedies be sure that these will not interfere with any of the recommendations and medications prescribed for you...

Hypertension Treatment

Hypertension is the medical term to define blood pressure. If a person’s blood pressure is too high, the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and so on increase considerably. Hypertension treatments are used to normalize one’s blood pressure. The following are some of the medications that may be prescribed if a person’s blood pressure is above the normal, stipulated levels (120/80). Never take these medicines without notifying your doctor. Symptoms of Hypertension Some...

Hypertensive Heart Disease

Hypertensive heart disease is a condition that arises because of high blood pressure. It is the most common type of illness and leading cause of death from high blood pressure or hypertension in the United States and other western countries. Read more

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