high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure

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

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An estimated 80% of a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease is related to issues like genetics or other health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes, the researchers say. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "How Marriage Can Actually Protect Your Heart Health," 19 June 2018 That single year did in fact make a difference to health outcomes like high blood pressure, with the younger groups being a bit healthier. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Staying in school longer leads to better health," 1 Feb. 2018 While high blood pressure is one of the top causes of maternal deaths and complications, experts estimate that up to 60 percent of hypertensive deaths are preventable. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why do so many moms die and suffer in the US? Stupid negligence," 27 July 2018 People with high blood pressure, heart failure, chronic kidney disease should not take excess salt. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "Sitting in a room of salt is a new trend in Indianapolis. Here's how it works.," 29 June 2018 The Society for Vascular Surgery recommends screening people over 65 with coronary disease, high blood pressure or a history of smoking. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "The Scan That Saved My Life," 25 Aug. 2018 Women suffer strokes and seizures and even die because doctors and nurses fail to treat their high blood pressure in time. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why do so many moms die and suffer in the US? Stupid negligence," 27 July 2018 People with high blood pressure typically take one pill daily and heart failure patients two. Fox News, "Toxin at heart of drug recall shows holes in medical safety net," 22 Aug. 2018 Eating yogurt five times a week is linked to a 30% reduction in heart attack risk among women with high blood pressure, says a new study in the American Journal of Hypertension. Aviva Patz And Karyn Repinski, Woman's Day, "10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure," 20 Aug. 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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