What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is a rise in pressure exerted by circulating blood on the artery walls as a normal response to stress and physical activity. However, if this pressure remains persistently high (high blood pressure as it is called), it can overwork your heart and arteries, making arterial disease, heart attacks and strokes more likely.
Blood Pressure Measurement
Medical practitioners record blood pressure as two values, the systolic (the pressure of the blood as it enters the aorta from the heart) and the diastolic (the pressure when the heart ventricles relax between beats). It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm hg). high blood pressure, or in other words, Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, is defined in an adult as a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140mm hg systolic pressure, or greater than or equal to 90mm hg diastolic pressure. However, a blood pressure reading above 140/90 indicates hypertension and is considered abnormal at any stage.
High Blood Pressure Effects
Coronary heart disease, leading to heart attack and stroke, is the main harm that can be caused by High Blood Pressure. ...