Hypertension

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Hypertension

HYPERTENSION

What It Is?

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Who to can get it?

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Symptom(s)

Treatment for hypertension comes in many forms -- from lifestyle changes to medication.

High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.

All ages both man and women can get hypertenison also called high blood pressure. two-thirds of America over age 60 have hypertension, but more common in children and teenagers.

High blood pressure does not directly cause symptoms.

Causes

Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80) Prehypertension: 120-139 over 80-89 Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159 over 90-99 Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above over 100 and above High blood pressure in people over age 60: 150 and above over 90 and above

-Smoking -Being overweight or obese -Lack of physical activity -Too much salt in the diet -Too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day) -Stress -Older age -Genetics -Family history of high blood pressure -Chronic kidney disease -Adrenal and thyroid disorders

"Hypertension: Treament ' Care." WebMD. WebMD, 2005. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. .

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