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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is high blood pressure (increased pressure of blood against the blood vessel walls). It'is classified into primary and secondary. Primary is when the cause is unknown. Secondary is due to underlying conditions, such as kidney or thyroid disease. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight,lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, genetics, etc.There are often no symptoms. If untreated, it can cause health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

Treatment for hypertension

Treatment involves medications to lower blood pressure, as well as lifestyle modifications such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Diseases related to Hypertension


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