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Transcript of Hypertension

What is it?
Hypertension: When your blood pressure exceeds higher than 140.
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Related Definitions:
Systolic: (of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

Diastolic: (of blood pressure) indicating the arterial pressure during the interval between heartbeats.

(Definitions from Dictionary.com)
An enlarged or weakened heart, which can lead to heart failure

Aneursym: a large bulge on an artery (at risk of bursting)

Blood vessels narrowing: leading to kidney failure, heart attacks or strokes

Blood vessels in the eyes to rupture causing sight issues and/or blindness
1. Normal blood pressure: 120 systolic and below 80 diastolic

2. Prehypertension: 120-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic

3. Stage 1 high blood pressure (hypertension): 140-159 systolic or 90-99 diastolic

4. Stage 2 high blood pressure (hypertension): 160 or higher systolic or 100 or
higher diastolic

5. Hypertensive crisis (a medical emergency): 180 systolic or above 110 diastolic.

Physical inactivity
A salt-rich diet through processed and fatty foods
Alcohol and tobacco use.
Old age
Overweight or obese
Men are more prone at young ages, while women are at older ages

Salt restriction: Limiting intake to as small as 5g a day

Reducing and maintaining weight: exercising to lose weight and maintaining a base weight

Moderate alcohol consumption: less intake of substance

Regular exercise: daily exercise

Consumption of fruits and vegetables: daily consumption of these
Drug Treatments
Calcium antagonists
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Angiotensin receptor blockers.
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