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  Hypertension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure.
Hypertension produced by renal disease.A simple explanation for renal vascular hypertension is that decreased perfusion of renal tissue due to stenosis of a main or branch renal artery activates the renin-angiotensin system.
Malignant hypertension (or accelerated hypertension) is distinct as a late phase in the condition, and may present with headaches, blurred vision and end-organ damage.
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A hypertensive emergency is further characterized by end organ damage, while hypertensive urgency is characterized by a lack of end organ damage.
Secondary hypertension is hypertension caused from another disease such as renal disease, toxemias of pregnancy, or adrenal cortex lesions.
Hypertensive emergencies are associated with the following: hypertensive encephalopathy, intracranial hemorrhage, stroke, pulmonary edema, acute myocardial infarction, adrenergic crisis, dissecting aortic aneurysm, and eclampsia.
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 NBC10.com - Health Encyclopedia - Hypertension
These may be a sign of dangerously high blood pressure (called malignant hypertension) or a complication from high blood pressure.
Hypertension may be suspected when the blood pressure is high at any single measurement.
The prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension among US adults according to the new joint national committee guidelines: new challenges of the old problem.
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Hypertension is a persistent elevation in blood pressure that taxes the heart and can, over time, cause damage to organs such as the kidneys, brain, eyes, and heart.
For this reason, hypertension is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer,” quietly increasing the risk of developing stroke, heart disease, heart attack, kidney damage, and blindness.
Pregnancy — hypertension may develop at any time during a woman’s pregnancy but is most common during the last trimester, when it can cause pre-eclampsia (toxemia), a condition characterized by increased blood pressure and retention of fluids.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/conditions/hypertension.html   (880 words)

Hypertension is when there is excessive pressure against the blood vessel walls.
Hypertension is the second leading cause of chronic renal failure.
If a patient is determined to have hypertension, regardless of whether it is mild or severe, it needs the attention of a physician to determine the best method of management.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/h/hypertension.htm   (848 words)

 eMedicine - Hypertension : Article by Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, DABSM
Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease (the leading cause of death in North America), stroke (the third leading cause), congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
Hypertension in patients with vascular disease is the result of the activation of the renin-angiotensin system, which is often secondary to ischemia.
Hypertensive crisis: Hypertensive crisis rarely occurs and is characterized by extremely high blood pressure, diastolic pressure usually exceeding 130 mm Hg, and evidence of potentially life-threatening end organ dysfunction.
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 eMedicine - Hypertension : Article by Adrian Spitzer, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In adults, hypertension was defined on the basis of extensive studies that allowed correlation of the level of blood pressure with detrimental outcomes, such as heart failure or stroke.
Hypertension is defined as average systolic and/or diastolic blood pressures greater than the 95th percentile (see Table 1).
Hypertensive crises occur as a result of an acute illness, such as postinfectious glomerulonephritis or acute renal failure, the excessive ingestion of drugs or psychogenic substances, or exacerbated moderate hypertension.
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Hypertension is defined as a persistent elevation in blood pressure that is considered to be higher than normal.
Hypertension is a major etiology for both dissecting and atherosclerotic aortic aneurysms, and also acts as an exacerbating factor in the progression of these conditions.
For patients with controlled hypertension, where the use of local anesthetics with vasoconstrictors is not contraindicated because of potential drug interactions, limit the total dose of vasoconstrictor to maximum of 0.04 mg of epinephrine (2.2 carpules of 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine) or 0.2 mg of levonordefrin (2.2 carpules of 2% carbocaine with 1:20,000 levonordefrin).
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All who have hypertension should be under the care of a physician for a complete work-up and treatment.
It is often necessary for those with severe and moderate hypertension to use drugs to bring the blood pressure down to anti-aging levels.
Another study showed that elderly hypertensive patients responded with a decline in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 13 mm Hg and 5 mm Hg respectively, when the diet was supplemented with 1 gram of elemental calcium a day.
www.drlam.com /A3R_brief_in_doc_format/2001-No2-Hypertension.cfm   (4252 words)

Hypertension is more common in men than women and in people over the age of 65 than in younger persons.
Hypertension is serious because people with the condition have a higher risk for heart disease and other medical problems than people with normal blood pressure.
In secondary hypertension, the disease that is responsible for the hypertension is treated in addition to the hypertension itself.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/hypertension.jsp   (2565 words)

 High Blood Pressure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Isolated systolic hypertension is the most common form of hypertension in people older than fifty; in one study it comprised 87% of hypertension cases in people between ages 50 and 59.
Hypertension is also an important cause of so-called silent cerebral infarcts, which are blockages in the blood vessels in the brain that may predict major stroke or progression to dementia over time.
Hypertension also increases the elimination of calcium in urine that may lead to loss of bone mineral density, a significant risk factor for fractures, particularly in elderly women.
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 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Often, these problems are due to bronchopulmonary dysplasia, an immaturity of the lungs in premature babies, or problems like coarctation of the aorta, a narrowing of part of the major blood vessel that transports blood away from the heart.
Kids who have severe hypertension should not, however, participate in weight- and power-lifting, bodybuilding, or strength training until their blood pressure is under control and a doctor OKs it.
Although severe hypertension is rare in kids, even mild to moderate hypertension over time can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels.
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Of interest was the superior effectiveness of diltiazem in lowering the rate of all strokes while the rates of fatal and non-fatal myocardial infarction tended to be lower with diuretics and/or beta blockers.
Patients with prehypertension are at increased risk for progression to sustained hypertension; those in the 130-139/80-89 mm Hg BP range are at twice the risk of developing hypertension as those with lower values.
Most cases of uncontrolled hypertension consist of isolated Stage 1 or 2 systolic hypertension in older adults, most of whom have both access to and regular visits with their health care providers.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/nephrology/hypertension/hypertension.htm   (3367 words)

 Hypertension or High Blood Pressure - CardiologyChannel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the chronic state of elevated pressure in the arteries.
Untreated hypertension affects all organ systems and can shorten one's life expectancy by 10 to 20 years.
Lower initial doses of medications should generally be used, and increases in the doses of medications prescribed should likewise be made in smaller increments.
www.cardiologychannel.com /hypertension   (369 words)

 High blood pressure (hypertension) - causes, treatments and medications
The arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all of the tissues and organs of the body.
These complications of hypertension are often referred to as end-organ damage because damage to these organs is the end result of chronic (long duration) high blood pressure.
Since hypertension affects approximately 1 in 4 adults in the United States, it is clearly a major public health problem.
www.medicinenet.com /high_blood_pressure/article.htm   (547 words)

primary hypertension: patients are often asymptomatic until late in the disease, and frequently hypertension is discovered during routine physical examination.
Patent medicines for hypertension were developed during the past twenty years and are directed towards treatment of both hypertension and the symptom complex associated with severe hypertension.
Since hypertension can have several causes, and also individuals suffering from hypertension may react better to certain agents than to others, Uncaria 6 can be used as a central treatment to which various adjunct formulas are added.
www.herbldoc.com /hypertens.htm   (4127 words)

 Hypertension definition - High Blood Pressure (hypertension) and related information on MedicineNet.com
Hypertension: High blood pressure, defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg -- a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90.
Hypertension is treated with regular aerobic exercise, weight reduction (if overweight), salt restriction, and medications.
Pulmonary Hypertension - Learn about pulmonary hypertension, an abnormal elevation of the pressure in the pulmonary circulation caused by the constriction of the blood vessels that supply blood to the lungs.
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 Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypertension occurs when blood is forced through the arteries at an increased pressure.
Diabetes considerably increases the risk of cardiovascular disease if hypertension is also present, so the targets for blood pressure control in diabetes are tighter.
By treating hypertension well, complications can be avoided and average life expectancy will remain almost normal.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/hypertension.htm   (1177 words)

In the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trial, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables (and therefore fiber) and reducing cholesterol and dairy fat led to large reductions in blood pressure (in medical terms, 11.4 systolic and 5.5 diastolic) in just eight weeks.
In another study of people with hypertension who were consuming a low-protein, low-fiber diet, supplementing with a combination of soy protein and psyllium (a fiber source) lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 5.9 mm Hg.
Treatment of hypertension by ling zhi combined with hypotensor and its effects on arterial, arteriolar and capillary pressure and microcirculation.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Concern/Hypertension.htm   (5307 words)

 Hypertension - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The terms “hypertension” and “high blood pressure”; as used here refer only to this most common form and not to pregnancy-induced hypertension or hypertension clearly linked to a known cause, such as Cushing’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma, or kidney disease.
Left untreated, hypertension significantly increases the risk of stroke and heart disease.
The combination of hypertension and smoking greatly increases the risk of heart disease-related sickness and death.
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Hypertension.htm   (5223 words)

 About Hypertension
In the vast majority of cases no direct cause of hypertension is known.
If you suffer from hypertension your vessels could be damaged with each beat of your heart.
Living with hypertension doesn't have to be difficult.
www.abouthypertension.info /index.php   (193 words)

The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension.
Also, many Americans tend to develop high blood pressure as they get older; however hypertension is not a part of healthy aging.
Others at high risk of developing hypertension are persons who are overweight, those with a family history of high blood pressure, and those with a high-normal blood pressure.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hbhype.htm   (760 words)

Hypertension makes you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
It is routinely added to processed foods, to which more may be added in the kitchen and at the dining table.
The contribution of sodium to hypertension has apparently been settled with the DASH-2 study: Sodium can increase hypertension.
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