What is Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a combination of the strength of the heart beet and the elasticity of the blood vessels. Normal values are between 120 to 130 for systolic and 80 to 85 for diastolic mm Hg. High blood pressure or arterial hypertension is pathological condition characterized with systolic blood pressure above 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure over 90 mm Hg.

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