Blood in our body flows through two types of blood vessels. The ones that carries the pure, oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body are called “arteries” and the other type which carries the deoxygenated blood back from the different parts of the body to the heart are called the “veins”.
Blood pressure is simply defined as the pressure or force exerted by the flowing blood against the walls of the vessels in which they are carried.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is the condition where the pressure exerted by the blood on the blood vessel wall, mainly the arteries is higher than the normal. The sustained rise in blood pressure can lead to many health problems like heart diseases, stroke, kidney diseases etc. Hypertension is fast becoming one of the major causes of Heart Diseases around the world. The risk of developing other cardiovascular diseases increases greatly in the presence of Hypertension. This condition usually is asymptomatic in the initial years, but it can be easily detected and treated very effectively. The morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension rises if it is left untreated and uncontrolled. In this article, we shall learn the causes, the risk factors, the complications and ways to prevent and treat hypertension.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is fast becoming one of the leading lifestyle diseases in our country. There will be at least one member in your family who is suffering from elevated blood pressure. If you are new to the term “hypertension”, you should definitely read this article which explains the meaning of blood pressure … Read moreWhy Home Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important