Hypertension is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States alone. More so, the disease is often prominent in women that are pregnant. Factually, 1 out of every 14 pregnant women is affected by Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) . Although the specified condition may frequent any pregnant woman, there are women who are more at risk. Therefore, every pregnant woman must be proactive and follow precautions to prevent the condition. Also referred to as Preeclampsia, Toxemia or Toxemia of pregnancy, PIH clearly reveals its symptoms. In mild cases, the pregnancy may cause your blood pressure to elevate which causes you to retain water. Retaining water results in a high count of protein in your urine; this is identified, in most cases, during pre- natal care. In severe cases, however, you may experience headaches, blurry vision, low tolerance to bright light, light fatigue, nausea and vomiting or pain in the upper right abdomen. A p...
If you've been told you have high blood pressure you should be thankful for a timely diagnosis. For many people their high blood pressure goes undiagnosed years, and this can be a very dangerous situation.
Essential or primary hypertension It's thought that more than 9 in 10 people with high blood pressure have 'primary hypertension,' which means that there's no single clear cause of it.
However, it is known that certain factors in your lifestyle can contribute to developing the conditions, including:
Your family history
Being of Afro-Caribbean or South Asian origin
Being overweight or obese
Having an unhealthy diet
Drinking alcohol - especially if you binge drink
Lack of exercise
Secondary hypertension Around 1 in 20 people with high blood pressure have 'secondary hypertension'. This means it's linked to another cause, for example:
Kidney conditions such as kidney infection or kidney disease
Narrowing of the arteries
Hypertension is blood pressure that is often higher than 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
HBP; Blood pressure - high
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 normally have a blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg.
Pre-hypertension is when the top number is 120-139 mm Hg and the bottom number is over 80-89 mm Hg on most measurements. If you have pre-hypertension, you are likely to develop high blood pressure at some time in your life, unless you make lifestyle changes.
High blood pressure can affect all types of people. You have a higher risk of high blood pressure if you have a family history of the disease. High blood pr...
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