High Blood Pressure Overview

High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure inside blood vessels is abnormally high. The term may refer to a single high reading or to a case of persistent chronic hypertension.

Chronic hypertension is an insidious disease that is often undiagnosed due to lack of symptoms, but is by itself very damaging to the body’s blood vessels and internal organs. For this reason, it is sometimes called a “silent killer”.

Chronic hypertension often occurs with three other chronic diseases: high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. This group of four conditions together is called Metabolic Syndrome or “Syndrome X”. Read more about: Chronic Hypertension

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