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high blood pressure:

see hypertensionhypertension
or high blood pressure,
elevated blood pressure resulting from an increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart or from increased resistance to the flow of blood through the small arterial blood vessels (arterioles).
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According to the NHS, an ideal blood pressure level is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg But high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher.
High blood pressure tends to run in families and is more likely to affect men than women.
Women with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors have a higher incidence of having babies who are small for their age or born early, and are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia or eclamptic fits, which can be fatal.
High blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for premature death and disability, and can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and dementia.
The risk of developing high blood pressure can be minimized by, cutting down on use of salt, eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding tobacco use.
Besides, new research has revealed that men who don't exercise very much will get high blood pressure around the age of 42-46.
High blood pressure affects more than one in four adults and is one of the biggest causes of premature death and disability in this country, costing the NHS over PS2 billion each year.
11% of 16-24 year olds and 17% of 25-34 year olds who were checked in last year's campaign, had high blood pressure ?
26, 2013) indicates that treating high blood pressure may be even more important for women.
This type of high blood pressure may be lowered by changing lifestyle factors such as:
Washington, June 19 ( ANI ): People who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure, a new research has warned.
ONE IN four adults in Cyprus has high blood pressure, a proportion which climbs to 50 per cent for people over 60 years and is riskier for women.