high blood pressure


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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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'Given these results, it is my belief that all patients with high blood pressure should have an annual flu vaccination,' commented first author Daniel Modin.
During the free medical camp, 480 people were screened for diabetes and high blood pressure and 20 per cent of them were found with either condition.
High blood pressure in childhood is an important risk factor for high blood pressure in adulthood.
Experts examined data for 6.3 million women in English hospitals between 1997 and 2015, during which time 276,389 pregnancies were affected by high blood pressure and 223,715 by pre-eclampsia.
The BHF analysis of Office for National Statistics data suggests almost one in ten of the 41.5 million adults aged 16 to 64 in the UK have untreated high blood pressure.
High blood pressure in youth is linked to health problems later in adulthood, including (American Heart Association, 2019):
People with high blood pressure who smoke are at greater risk for developing dangerously high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
Now, however, a study that researchers at Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin in Germany carried out suggests that some older people may not face other health problems if they have high blood pressure. In fact, the researchers note, some people in their 80s may even see some benefits.
Published in BMC Public Health, the study found a statistically significant link between the number of participants with suspected or diagnosed high blood pressure and the unhealthiness score of the shopping centre.
Over time, high blood pressure does cause changes in the eyes.
The end result is a new classification system (see below) that suggests 100 million people, or more, may have high blood pressure (Husten, 2017).
The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, involved analysing data from 194 trials looking at the impact of drugs on lowering high blood pressure, and 197 trials testing the impact of structured exercise.