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glossary:hypertension [2007/08/08 05:13]
Debbie Aldridge Page moved from hypertension to glossary:hypertension
glossary:hypertension [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Hypertension:​ ======
 + ​Higher than normal, abnormally high, or elevated [[blood pressure]].
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 +Hypertension:​ High blood pressure, defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg -- a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90. 
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 +Chronic hypertension is a "​silent"​ condition. Stealthy as a cat, it can cause blood vessel changes in the back of the eye (retina), abnormal thickening of the [[heart]] muscle, [[kidney]] failure, and brain damage. ​
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 +For diagnosis, there is no substitute for measurement of blood pressure. Not having your blood pressure checked (or checking it yourself) is an invitation to hypertension. ​
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 +No specific cause for hypertension is found in 95% of cases. ​
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 +Hypertension is treated with regular aerobic exercise, weight reduction (if overweight),​ salt restriction,​ and medications.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ hypetension,​ hypertenson,​ hypertention,​ hyppertension,​ highpertension ​
  
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