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Hypertension

markeoj16 July 18, 2019
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Hypertension is high blood pressure, characterized by a systolic pressure over 140, or a diastolic pressure over 90.

Nearly 86 million people in the United States have hypertension.


Hypertension is known as a "silent killer" because its risks include:

(Source: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/the-facts-about-high-blood-pressure/what-is-high-blood-pressure)