An increase in blood pressure, either of the systemic circulation or of the pulmonary circulation.
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...Consumption of high-fiber cereals is an easy and simple way for a person to increase total and soluble fiber intakes, thus helping to reach the dietary fiber goal of 25-30gm per day..."
A condition in adults normally described by a systolic pressure of greater than 140 mmHg or a diastolic pressure greater than 90 mmHg. Typically, three separate abnormally high readings over a few weeks is necessary to diagnosis this condition.
blood pressure that is elevated regardless of activity level; may be a factor in stroke
Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"A 1999 study found that in systolic and diastolic hypertension as well as elevated pulse rate, blood plasma vitamin C levels were reduced..."
Recommendation Magnesium"...When magnesium levels are low, more calcium flows into the vascular muscle cells, which contracts them - leading to tighter vessels and higher blood pressure..."
Prolonged elevation of arterial blood pressure.
a condition where the blood pressure is abnormally high. Compare hypotension.
A condition in which blood pressure remains persistently elevated; a risk factor for heart disease.
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
Higher blood pressure than normal.Mild high BP is a reading of 140 to159 mm HG/90 to 99 mm HG. Moderate High BP is a reading of 160-170/100â€“109, Severe high BP is a reading of 180 or more/110 or greater
Recommendation Magnesium" Magnesium has a mild effect on lowering blood pressure and so is used to treat and prevent hypertension and its effects..."
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Usually blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, such as 120/80 and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, the force used when the heart beats. The second number, or diastolic blood pressure, is the pressure that exists in the arteries between heartbeats. Depending on your activities, blood pressure may move up or down in the course of a day. Blood pressure is considered high when it stays at or above 135/85 mm Hg over a period of time. A variety of medications and lifestyle changes can be effective in treating the condition - discuss a plan with your healthcare professional if you have hypertension. If untreated, hypertension can increase your chance of stroke, coronary heart disease and heart attack, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
Above normal pressure.
When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force. See also BLOOD PRESSURE.
Long-term elevation of blood pressure; defined by two readings, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respectively, that are above the normal of 140 and 90 mm Hg. Hypertension risks damage to the blood vessels, and complications, including stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.
High blood pressure.
a common disorder characterized by a persistent elevation of blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg.
Raised blood pressure.
abnormally elevated blood pressure
blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries recorded as systolic (as the heart beats) and diastolic (as the heart relaxes between beats). Hypertension is defined as: children and adolescents 1 to 17 years old: average systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure readings are at or above the 95th percentile (based on age, sex, and height) on at least three separate occasions ( view Tables from www.brightfutures.org [pdf document]). Children and adolescents between the 90th and 95th percentiles for their age, sex and height are at risk for developing hypertension; adults: a consistent reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher; adolescents 18 and older are considered hypertensive based on adult criteria.
2. High Pressure. In IH, it means the Cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) is under high pressure. It is Hypertensive.
A disease state of elevated blood pressure.
a condition in which the blood circulates through the arteries with too much force.
Higher than normal blood pressure. Hypertension can cause heart disease, strokes, kidney and eye damage.
A condition in which a person's blood pressure is abnormally high. For normal adults, the pressure should be less than 130 mmHg systolic and less than 85 mmHg diastolic. Pressures above 140/90 indicate a mild form of hypertension; above 180/110 is considered severe.
A common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high. This condition is considered a risk factor for the development of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Reference: H2
Blood pressure above the normal range.
When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force which strains the heart, harms the arteries, and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems.
a condition with various causes whereby the blood pressure is higher than normal.
Hypertension can be traced to a physical cause such as kidney disease in only 5% of people. The causes of hypertension are unknown in the other 95%. Diet, stress, and cholesterol seem to be major contributors to hypertension, contributing to plaque build-up in the arteries, causing the arteries to become hard, lose elasticity, and get scarred. Hypertension raises the risk of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, renal failure, and death. Stress reduction and regular cardiovascular exercise can greatly reduce hypertension by reducing systemic vascular resistance; increasing urinary sodium excretion, elevating HDLs (the good cholesterol), and supporting weight loss.
The lowering of elevated blood pressure substantially cuts the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. If lifestyle measures including salt restriction are insufficient then antihypertensive drugs (e.g. angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors A type of drug used for blood pressure control and heart failure. Studies indicate that it may also help prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes., beta blockers Drugs that block the action of the hormone adrenaline that makes the heart beat faster and more vigorously, thereby relieving stress to the heart muscle. Beta blockers are often used to slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure, prevent angina attacks, prevent irregular heartbeats and reduce the risk of heart attacks in people who have already had one., calcium channel blockers A drug used to treat angina and to lower blood pressure., diuretics Diuretics increase the output of water and salt in the urine. They are used to treat heart failure and to lower blood pressure.) should also be administered. It is worth noting that many people will require more than one drug.
Persistently elevated blood pressure.
A common, often asymptomatic disorder characterized by elevated blood pressure persistently exceeding 140/90 mm Hg in adults; and for children, exceeding what is normal for the child's age.
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"...Nutrient intake, blood pressure, serum and urinary prostaglandins and serum thromboxane B2 in a controlled trial with a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet..."
Recommendation Ginkgo Biloba"One effect of Ginkgo extract is that of promoting vasodilation and blood flow..."
The Condition"...dietary sodium, obesity, stress) seem to act only in genetically susceptible persons..." Our Question about hypertension in parents"...Environmental factors such as dietary sodium, obesity and stress seem to act only in genetically susceptible persons..." Recommendation Potassium"...This is the inverse of excess sodium..." Recommendation Salt Intake Reduction"...Salt restriction is recommended for those individuals with hypertension who are "salt-sensitive" or are prone to retaining sodium, gaining weight, and developing a rise in blood pressure as a result of a high-salt diet..."
The Condition"...Dietary restrictions can help control diabetes mellitus, obesity, and blood lipid abnormalities..."
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition vegan regimen with reduced medication in the treatment of hypertension..."
The Condition"...Prognosis An untreated or poorly-treated hypertensive patient is at great risk of disabling or fatal left-sided heart failure, heart attack, stroke (cerebral hemorrhage or infarction), severe circulatory problems, or kidney failure at an early age..."
Increase of systolic and diastolic blood pressure above their healthy range as determined by age. Causes of hypertension include clogged or narrowing of arteries, kidney disease or unknown causes (essential hypertension). Severe cases of hypertension can lead to heart failure.
Arterial blood pressure higher than the normal range.
Hypertension is 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 .
The Condition"...The higher the BP and the more severe the changes in the retina, the worse the prognosis..."
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"The prevalence of hypertension among vegetarians is about one-third to one-half that of non-vegetarians [1-3]..."
The Condition"...chronic glomerulonephritis or pyelonephritis, polycystic renal disease, collagen disease of the kidney, obstructive uropathy) or pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism, hyperthyroidism,..."
Increased blood pressure.
The Condition"...High blood pressures can lead to other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, kidney damage, dementia and blindness..."
Recommendation Lecithin / Choline" Choline deficiency is associated with cardiac symptoms and hypertension..."