high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure

: abnormally elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries also : hypertension

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Recent Examples on the Web Police visited the man’s wife, who said her husband had heart surgery in 2018 and suffers from high blood pressure. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Loose dog bites man in chest; man in Buick arrested on warrant: Berea police blotter," 30 July 2020 Sandhir citing a distinct decrease in patients seeking treatment in the ER for health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart issues in the following weeks after the shutdown throughout the nation in March. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Breast cancer group’s plea: Don’t avoid testing now," 10 July 2020 Research has shown wearable data could discover health problems including high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, and early-stage cancer. Tom Giles, Bloomberg.com, "Apple Watch, Fitbit May Help Spot Emerging Coronavirus Outbreaks," 24 June 2020 With Africa's most advanced economy, South Africa has a large and mobile population with higher rates of conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that lead to more severe infections. David Mckenzie, CNN, "African countries are still waiting for a surge in Covid-19 cases. Some public health experts question whether it will happen," 16 June 2020 The 65-year-old suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and severe heart problems. Wired Staff, Wired, "One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 1 July 2020 The 65-year-old suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and severe heart problems. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, "These 10 journalists are among countless under attack for seeking the truth," 1 July 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes, and nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Dr. Anthony Fauci says he hasn't briefed Trump in at least two months, despite pandemic resurgence," 10 July 2020 Barrow’s weight loss, panic attacks, and high blood pressure were all caused by this, the hospital doctors explained. Korin Miller, Health.com, "My Constant Insomnia Turned Out to Be a Symptom of a Rare Disorder Called Hypophosphatasia," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of high blood pressure

1899, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2020

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“High blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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