High Blood Pressure



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Hypertension – High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the outward force exerted by the blood on the arteries in your body. A healthy body has a blood pressure that is just enough to push the blood into all of the smaller blood vessels of your body, called capillaries. Blood pressure is created … Continue reading



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What is blood pressure?

Definition: Blood pressure is simply the pressure of your blood pushing out on your arteries as the blood circulates your body. The pressure of your blood depends on a number of factors including: the force created by your heart pumping blood into your arteries the volume of your blood the … Continue reading



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High Blood pressure definitions – a glossary 1

Glossary of terms related to hypertension / high blood pressure. Arterial Hypertension – also just called “hypertension”, refers to a condition where blood pressure is elevated above normal. Normal is usually quoted as below 120/80. White coat syndrome – a condition where an individual has elevated blood pressure at the … Continue reading