Can Colds Be Cause Of High Blood Pressure?

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Definition

Hypertension is blood pressure that is often higher than 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).


Alternative Names

HBP; Blood pressure - high


Considerations

Blood pressure can vary throughout the day and change with activity. A blood pressure measurement has two numbers:

  • The top (systolic) number is the blood pressure during the heartbeat.
  • The bottom (diastolic) number is the blood pressure between beats.

According to the American Heart Association, adults should...

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