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 »

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What is hypertension also known as?

Hypertension is more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, which is defined as having a consistently elevated blood pressure with a systolic pressure of 140 and a diastolic pressure over 90.... Read More »

When is Hypertension an Emergency?

On One Hand: Some Symptoms Suggest an EmergencySometimes hypertension (high blood pressure) poses an immediate threat to health. A person with hypertension should seek medical attention if home blo... Read More »

Does hypertension cause nosebleeds?

On One Hand: Blood PressureAccording to the Mayo Clinic, nosebleeds may be caused by increase in blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension. The small capillaries on the inner side of the nose ... Read More »

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 »