What Is It?
-Hypertension, or HBP, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.
Primary hypertension has no known cause. However, secondary hypertension is caused by an underlying condition (i.e. Kidney or thyroid disease, drug abuse, medications, etc.).
-pounding in the neck/chest/ears
The diagnostic test for hypertension is having your blood pressure taken and examined.
1 of 3 adults has hypertension
-maintain a healthy weight
-eat a balanced diet
-don't ingest a lot of sodium
-don't ingest a lot of alcohol
-monitor blood pressure
-low potassium diet
-narrow blood vessels in kidneys
-thicker blood vessels in eyes
American Heart Association