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Health - Hypertension

  • The ABCs of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
    09-29-2013
    High Blood Pressure Treatment Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is dangerous because it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, or kidney disease. The goal of hypertension treatment is to lower high blood pressure and protect important organs, like the brain, heart, and kidneys from damage. Treatment for hypertension has been associated with reductions in stroke (reduced an average...
    Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
    07-23-2013
    Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this:  Systolic The top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle contracts). Diastolic The bottom number, which is also the lower of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats (when the...

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