As your heart beats, it pumps blood and pushes it throughout the body by exerting a force against the blood vessel walls. This force is called blood pressure. Normal blood pressure levels are around 120/80 mmHg.
Hypertension occurs when blood pressure becomes persistently elevated. Cells may be deprived of nutrients and oxygen due to inadequate blood flow, leading to damaged tissues and organs.
Hypertension or high blood pressure, is one major risk...More >