Tag: symptoms of high blood pressure
Blood pressure equal to or greater than 130/80 mm Hg signifies high blood pressure or hypertension. During pregnancy, high blood pressure if not well managed, might arise to more complications on the mother and the developing baby. A 6-8 percent estimate of pregnant woman in United States of ages between 20-40, according to The Center for Disease Control (CDC), experience this condition.
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What is hypertension/high blood pressure? It’s the blood flow resistivity amount measured through your blood vessels and the amount of blood passing through your vessels at each heartbeat; when your heart is pumping. If the pressure increases to unhealthy levels, it erupts to high blood pressure or hypertension. Resistivity is more with narrow arteries, the more narrower they get the more resistivity they become, the more pressure exerted in the blood vessels to push blood through. Increased pressure over a long time can cause health issues. This includes heart disease and hypertension.