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Hypertension

The pressure ruling in the arteries and the result of an interplay of cardiac activity and blood vessels is blood pressure. Two values which correspond to pulling together (systole) and tiring (diastole) the heart have to be distinguished at the blood pressure. One therefore talks about the systolic (upper) and diastolic (lower) pressure.

The blood circulation has the important task of permanently providing all organs (e.g. heart, brain, kidneys, liver etc.) and tissues (e.g. musculature, skin etc.) with blood. The heart is for this of greatest importance because it keeps the blood in motion as a pump. To this end the heart usually works in a regular rhythm of 60-80 beats per minute. At every beat at first the heart contracts (systole) and the blood presses into the blood circulation.

Then the heart extends and fills so with blood (diastole) which is cast again at the following beat. This blood flows arteries (arteries) branching of the heart through themselves into the organs and tissues. There the blood vessels get gradually so fine that they offer a considerable resistance to the bloodstream so that the blood can only flow through them under a high pressure.
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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is thought of as a silent killer because it can pave the way for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure without any warning signs. People walk around and live their lives and don’t realize they are harboring something that is liable to either kill or physically disable them at any minute.

It is worrying that death from cardiovascular disease is increasing every year in developed countries and that growing numbers of men and women under the age of 40 are affected by high blood pressure. This condition affects children as well.
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Dealing with Hypertension

Many people suffer from hypertension (also known high blood pressure). Blood pressure is essential to move blood from your heart through your veins and arteries. But when the pressure is too high it can become dangerous, making your heart work harder and increasing your risk for heart problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. Hypertension may also increases your potential risk for various problems
such as kidney disease even blindness.

It is often difficult to determine what hypertension. It can be a variety of factors which we will discuss, but sometimes it may be caused by medication that you are taking. This is then called secondary hypertension. It is usually impossible to know if you have hypertension and this is why regular visits to your doctor are imperative. You need to get your blood pressure checked in order to determine if you are in a safe range.
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