What is hypertension?

Hypertension is a disease that has become more relevant in recent years, especially since statistics have proved the dramatic consequences of a continuous rise in blood pressure.

The measurement of the blood pressure is an extremely important element in the prevention and control of the hypertension.

A person is considered to suffer from hypertension when their blood pressure readings go over the limit of the normal values. Here are the recommended values and hypertension levels according to the World Health Organization:

CLASSIFICATION OF HYPERTENSION BY BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL IN ADULTS
CATEGORY SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE (MMHG) DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE (MMHG)
Optimal less than 120 less than 80
Normal less than 130 less than 85
High-normal between 130 and 139 between 85 and 89
Hypertension grade 1 (mild) between 140 and 159 between 90 and 99
Hypertension grade 2 (moderate) between 160 and 179 between 100 and 109
Hypertension grade 3 (severe) more than 180 more than 110

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