Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

High blood Pressure

High blood pressure is called hypertension, The pressure is higher than normal. your pressure change throughout the day based on your activities. The pressure measured consistently above normal may result in a diagnosis of high pressure.

Your healthcare team can diagnose high pressure and make treatment decisions by reviewing your systolic and diastolic pressure levels and comparing them to levels found in certain guidelines

Symptoms of This Disease

High blood pressure usually has no warnings and signs or symptoms and many people do not know they have it. Measuring your pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure.

Caused by High Blood Pressure

High pressure usually develops over time.

It can happen because of:

  • Unhealthy lifestyle.
  • Not getting enough food.
  • Not regular exercise.
  • Certain health conditions.
  • Diabetes.
  • Obesity.
  • During pregnancy.

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is generally considered a reading lower than 90 millimeters of mercury for the top number or 60 mm hg for the bottom number.

The cause of low blood pressure range from dehydration to serious medical conditions. It is important to find out what causes low pressure so that it can be treated if necessary.

Symptoms of This Disease

This may include:

  • Blurred or fading visions.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Fainting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Concentration.
  • Nausea.
  • Low blood pressure may sign of an underlying health condition especially when it drops suddenly OE occurs with symptoms.
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