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High Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms and Control

High Blood Pressure: Causes Symptoms and Control

High Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms and Control

High Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms and Control

Have you heard of people that went to bed hale and hearty, and didn’t wake up the next morning? Or people that just slummed and died without any known sickness or ailment? If yes, it is probably caused by HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. High blood pressure is a silent killer these days, and it is no longer a crisis for the aged as we once thought, it is now happening to even teenagers.

The need for this research is to enlighten the audience about this killer ailment and help provide solutions to getting ahead of this situation before it consumes us. Ignorance and negligence of the symptoms and causes of this condition have led to the unwarranted loss of active and productive lives. As you read this article please do well to take the information seriously and do accordingly.

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This is an extract from various research journals on this issue. The Preacher’s Portal is also concerned with the health and well being of everyone and thus, would provide information necessary to make life better.

Let’s get to it’…


What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into blood vessels, which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to the hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, to stroke, kidney disease, and to heart failure.

What Is “Normal” Blood Pressure?

A blood pressure reading is written like this: 120/80. It’s read as “120 over 80.” The top number is called the systolic, and the bottom number is called the diastolic. The ranges are:

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  • Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)
  • Elevated: 120-129/less than 80
  • Stage 1 high blood pressure: 130-139/80-89
  • Stage 2 high blood pressure: 140 and above/90 and above
  • Hypertension crisis: higher than 180/higher than 120 — See a doctor right away

If your blood pressure is above the normal range, talk to your doctor about how to lower it.

Let us look at the causes.




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