Heart Health : Handling Hypertension

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Handling Hypertension

What you need to know about Hypertension

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How will I know if I have hypertension?

Consult your doctor. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. If blood pressure is more than 120/80 mm/Hg on at least 3 occasions, you have hypertension.

My BP is 160/86 and I don’t feel anything. When should I follow up?

For 160/86, the SBP (160) classification is Stage 2 Hypertension and the DBP (86) classification is Pre-Hypertension. If systolic and diastolic classifications are different, we follow recommendations for shorter time follow-up.
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You’ve had your BP taken. Is it normal?

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Check your BP.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the push of blood against the wall of arteries. A BP reading has two numbers. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) measures the pressure on the wall as the heart pumps. The normal SBP is 120 mm Hg or below. Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) measures the pressure on the wall as the heart relaxes for blood filling. The normal DBP is 80 mm Hg or below.
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I'm 42 and my blood pressure reading is 150/100. Is that possible? I do not feel anything. Do I really have hypertension?

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BP readings higher than 120/80 mm/Hg on 3 different occasions indicate hypertension or high blood pressure Majority of patients with hypertension do not have symptoms and many people go undiagnosed. Hypertension can be a silent killer, so it is important for everybody to know their blood pressure reading. Hypertension is a global public health issue.

Sometimes hypertension causes...

However, these symptoms do not always signify hypertension and cannot be relied upon in diagnosing hypertension. Consult your doctor for the early detection and control of hypertension.
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How did I develop hypertension?

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There are behavioral risk factors for the development of hypertension.

Should I really check with a doctor if I have hypertension?

It is dangerous to ignore hypertension. In hypertension, the heart has to work harder in order to pump and circulate blood. Persistent high blood pressure (>120/80 mm/Hg) may lead to...
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Maintaining BP below 120/80 mm/Hg lowers these risks significantly.

Essential hypertension. These are the many cases of hypertension with no known cause. Risk of becoming hypertensive (BP> 140/ 90 mm Hg) during a lifetime exceeds by 90%. Consult your doctor for the early detection and control of hypertension.

What is your initial BP reading? When do you need to have this rechecked, confirmed or evaluated?

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It is best to consult your doctor.

My BP is 160/86, and I don't feel anything when should I follow-up?

With high blood pressure, the person may feel no symptoms. For 160/86, the SBP classification (160) is Stage 2 Hypertension and the DBP classification (86) is Pre-Hypertension If systolic and diastolic classifications are different, we follow recommendations for the shorter time follow-up: For example: if you have 160/100 That is Stage 2 Hypertension: SBP > 160 or DBP > 100 EVALUATE or REFER to source of care within 1 month
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