hypertension hypertension  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈtɛn ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

Usage(s):

  1. A PTI cover story explaining 8 ways to reduce your risk for hypertension.
  2. The rate of hypertension in children is increasing, a new study finds, but doctors often miss the danger signs.
  3. People with malignant hypertension may experience such symptoms as headaches or coldness in the hands and feet, but they also may not.

News

  1. Checkup: Health news in brief

    Checkup: Health news in brief After adjusting for race, sex, education, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and other risks, the researchers found that people with poor hearing were 32 percent more likely to be hospitalized, 36 percent more likely to report poor physical health and 57 percent more likely to report poor emotional or mental health. Researchers using magnetic ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Why do we worry so much about hypertension?

    The simplest answer is that, if left untreated, hypertension does bad things to our bodies and that it generally has no symptoms.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  3. New European Hypertension Guidelines Released With Simplified Blood Pressure Target

    New hypertension guidelines from the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology were released in Milan today at the European Meeting on Hypertension & Cardiovascular Protection.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

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Quotes

  1. "Now that we know hydrogen sulfide's role in regulating blood pressure, it may be possible to design drug therapies that enhance its formation as an alternative to the current methods of treatment for hypertension," said Johns Hopkins...
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Solomon Snyder Source: FOXNews

  2. "The doctors attending to (Mwanawasa) are happy with progress he has made so far and his condition remains stable. He has continued to receive treatment for hypertension in the intensive care unit and there are no new developments," Zambian Vice...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Rupiah Banda Source: Reuters

  3. "Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on drugs to treat hypertension, yet the government spends almost nothing to reduce salt consumption," CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson said in a news release.
    on Feb 24, 2005 By: Michael Jacobson Source: NBC 4.com

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