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High Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. For example, 120/80 means a systolic of 120 and a diastolic of 80.

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  1. High Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... 120 and a diastolic of 80. How is high blood pressure diagnosed? High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. So the only way ... Stage 2140 or higheror90 or higherHypertensive Crisis (dangerously high blood pressure - seek medical care right away)Higher than 180andHigher ...
  2. Pulmonary Hypertension (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension, sometimes called PH, is a serious condition that affects the blood vessels in the lungs. It develops ...
  3. How to Prevent High Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
    Around half of American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension). Many of those people don't know they have it because there are usually no warning signs. This can be dangerous, ...
  4. High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is high blood pressure in pregnancy? Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Your ... your heart to other parts of your body. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher ...
  5. Blood Pressure Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is when blood puts too much pressure against the walls of your arteries. Almost half of American adults ...
  6. DASH Eating Plan (National Library of Medicine)  
    DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is an eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These studies ...
  7. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel ...
  8. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart work harder than normal.
  9. Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. As the heart ...
  10. Pulmonary hypertension (PAH) is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. With PAH, the right side of the heart has to work harder than normal. As ...
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