Hypertension is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated in blood pressure. This means the artery walls is to high.

There are no symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure), but there are misconceptions that people will experience nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping, or facial flushing.

Hypertension requires a medical diagnosis but does not require lab tests or imaging.

One out of every three adults have high blood pressure.

Ways to prevent high blood pressure is to follow a healthy diet, limit the amount of sodium and alcohol consumed, by physically active, manage and cope with stress, and don't use tobacco products.

Hypertension can cause hardening and thickening of arteries which can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney damage, and vision loss.

There are several types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure such as Angiotension- converting enzyme inhibitors and Angiotension II receptor blockers.

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