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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- Chronic Hypertension: Chronic Hypertension refers to High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) that is a chronic, ongoing condition. Hypertension is a very common chronic
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- High Cholesterol: High cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia, refers to having high levels of a substance called cholesterol in the blood. It is a
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- Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and the less severe of the two most common forms
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- Obesity: Obesity is an excess of body weight due to fatty tissue. Milder forms are called “overweight”. See also the symptom
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- Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic Syndrome, also called Syndrome X, is a group of four major chronic diseases: Obesity, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and
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