High Blood Pressure Articles
Expert Author: Jan Richards
High blood pressure is a condition where the blood pressure is more than normal. It is also known as hypertension. Heart pumps out blood, so that oxygen can reach to different parts of the body via blood. The pressure with which heart pumps blood is known as blood pressure. The blood pressure comprises of two measures, the systolic pressure and diastolic pressure.
Expert Author: Emilia Klapp, R.D., B.S.
During my childhood and teenager years I ate fruits and vegetables because my mother told me I had to eat them. After I left my parents’ house, I kept eating various fruits and vegetables on a regular basis because I was used to do it (not a bad reason in this particular case). However, when I moved from my hometown in Spain to the United States, I decided that I was too busy to eat fruits and vegetables. I was always in a rush. So a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a biscuit for lunch became the norm.
Expert Author: Jim Andrews
Hypertension is the health condition in which blood pressure gets higher than normal. It is a common problem especially with working class people associated with stressful working atmosphere. It may occur in many forms and its symptoms do not show until the condition becomes serious and requires medical intervention. More than normal pressure against blood vessels walls due to tension or any other problem persist for around weeks or months then it is diagnosed as hypertension.
Expert Author: Peter Hutch
Hypertension can be classified either essential (primary) or secondary. Essential hypertension indicates that no specific medical cause can be found to explain a patient's condition. Secondary hypertension indicates that the high blood pressure is a result of (i.e., secondary to) another condition, such as kidney disease or tumours (pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma). Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure.
Expert Author: Peter Hutch
Hypertension is referred to as essential (primary) when the doctor is unable to identify a specific cause. It is by far the most common type of high blood pressure. The causes of this type are unknown but are likely to be a complex combination of genetic, environmental, and other factors.
Expert Author: Emily Nolt
High Blood Pressure, also called Hypertension, can be very dangerous because there may be little or no symptoms at all in the beginning, which can be a serious concern as it can result in long term complications. Blood pressure should be checked regularly. Anything above 140/90 is considered to be high blood pressure and could lead to heart disease.
Blood pressure can be very difficult to regulate but by doing a home blood pressure test on a regular basis and keeping an accurate blood pressure log, then this will help you in understanding the overall health of your body.
Again be patient and stick with it, and remember that there is no remedy to quickly lower blood pressure safely, it is all about taking it slowly. A steady regime of moderate exercise, a few dietary changes and eating foods that lower blood pressure will help in lowering blood pressure naturally and above all safely.
By using these simple tips on diet and exercise you will be well on your way to achieving a more normal range blood pressure level and also help reduce high blood pressure in the future.
Expert Author: Peter Sams
Blood sugar concentration, or glucose level, is tightly regulated in the human body. Normally, the blood glucose level is maintained between about 4 and 6 mmol/L (70 to 100 mg/dL). The total measurement of glucose in the circulating blood is therefore about 3.3 to 7g (assuming an ordinary adult blood volume of 5 liters). Glucose levels rise after meals and are usually lowest in the morning, before the first meal of the day.
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