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arrow What is Hypertension?
12-05-2007
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition that occurs when the pressure in your arteries is consistently above the normal range.
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arrow What causes hypertension?
12-05-2007

9 out of 10 people who have hypertension do not have apparent reason for it. However there are certain groups of people who are at higher risk. People who are overweight, smoke, eat salty and fatty regularly, drink excessively, physically inactive or suffer frequent stress are generally at a
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arrow How is Hypertension treated?
12-05-2007

Hypertension can be controlled by life style changes or if necessary by medication. Very often losing weight, exercising, eating less salt, quitting smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol is all you need to control your blood pressure. When changing lifestyle does not help control blood
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arrow Classification of Hypertension
12-05-2007
Hypertension is divided into primary hypertension where there is no identifiable cause and secondary hypertension where a cause can be determined.
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arrow How to measure blood pressure?
12-05-2007
The patient should be seated on a chair with their backs supported and their arms bared and supported at heart level. They should not smoke or ingest caffeine during the 30 minutes preceding the measurement.
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