Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg most of the time.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time. If your blood pressure numbers are 120/80 or higher, but below 140/90, it is called pre-hypertension.
High blood pressure may also be caused by another medical condition or medication.
Secondary hypertension may be due to:
The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension helps to reduce blood pressure within two weeks.
The DASH diet includes:
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