Hypertension, or HTN, is a diagnosis for persistent high blood pressure. You may have received a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN) from your physician based on the numbers of your systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings. If there is no identifiable cause to explain the persistently higher than normal blood pressure, you will be given the diagnosis of essential HTN.Risks of High Blood Pressure
The adverse effects of high blood pressure are well known. HTN can cause many complications and puts one at increased risk for stroke, heart disease, heart attack and kidney damage. Therefore, a variety of medications are designed to control the blood pressure. This approach has reduced the motility and mobility of certain serious complications of HTN. More public awareness is needed concerning the effectiveness of HTN treatment. Protection of the vital organ function is just as important, if not more so, than the blood pressure reading alone.
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