Hypertension is the clinical term used to denote the presence of high blood pressure. It is one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease. The condition is a lifestyle disease and is associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. It is one of the most studied disease conditions that have a lot of treatment options available.
Blood pressure is the ‘force’ that keeps blood moving through your arteries once it has been pumped from your heart. Blood pressure readings can give an indication of how hard your heart is working, and are an important part of a general health assessment.
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a condition that increases your chances of developing serious health problems like stroke, heart and kidney disease.