How Do You Define Hypertension?

Answer Hypertension is known as the "silent killer." Hypertension can have no warning signs or symptoms. One of every four Americans has it. What exactly is hypertension?Definition of HypertensionDuring t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How Do You Define Hypertension

How is hypertension defined?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, which measures the pressure of the blood within the arteries. To really understand what hypertension is, you must first know about how bloo... Read More »

Can hypertension be reversed?

Easily controlled with lifestyle changes or medication. See your GP for advice.

Is hypertension hereditary?

On One Hand: Family HistoryHypertension (also called high blood pressure) can be a hereditary condition. A person's risk of having the genes that may cause hypertension is increased if there is a f... Read More »

How to Prevent Hypertension?

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is an elevated blood level beyond the normal 120/80 range. Hypertension is considered the silent killer, because the patient may not have symptoms of ... Read More »