high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure 

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

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The drugs studied were those commonly taken by adults for high blood pressure, acid reflux, pain, and birth control, among others (the authors were careful to exclude adults who were already taking antidepressant medications). Ronald S. Litman, Philly.com, "Unintended consequences of taking prescription medicines," 20 June 2018 As an analogy, Vander Heiden looks to heart disease, in which risk is determined by multiple factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol levels. Justin Chen, STAT, "Muscle and fat loss may offer clues to pancreatic cancer’s deadly ways," 20 June 2018 Maybe a pill for heart burn and another for birth control, or one for high blood pressure and another as a painkiller. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Millions take pills for common health problems. They may be causing depression, study says," 13 June 2018 Those risk factors are: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a diagnosis of diabetes or a family history of diabetes, a body-mass index of 30 or higher, a fatty liver or a family history of liver disease. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "A liver disease you've never heard of is putting 12 million Americans' lives at risk," 7 June 2018 Among the 4,338 women who had taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker for high blood pressure, 45 (or about 1%) were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer," 18 Apr. 2018 There’s also no shortage of evidence linking long commutes to stress, high blood pressure, aches and pains, and other health issues. Markham Heid, Time, "Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?," 9 July 2018 There was high blood pressure, sleep apnea, tension headaches, constant upset stomach and chronic back pain. Ryan Bergeron, CNN, "Wall Street worker trades in finance job to write young adult fiction," 15 June 2018 Studies have also shown associations between loneliness and higher blood pressure, depression and heart disease. Houston Chronicle, "Friends matter even more as we age," 15 June 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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