Hypertension Overview

  • Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure Hypertension can affect anyone. But if you carefully study patients with high blood pressure, the risk factors are higher for those with hypertensive family history, age, gender, not being physically active, use of tobacco, being overweight or obese, race, stress, diet with a lot of salt and drinking too much alcohol.
  • What Is Normal Blood Pressure? How do you maintain an normal blood pressure of 120/80? Hypertension can be avoided if you live healthy lifestyle, eat low-salt, fruits and veggies and stay active.
  • Blood Pressure Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by our blood when it circulates upon the walls of the blood vessels. Learn what it means for our health and what a healthy blood pressure is.