Also known as Hypertension, high blood pressure is marked by an abnormal increase in blood pressure that puts an additional strain on the blood vessels and gradually damages them. A person is said to have high blood pressure if his BP is greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg. The condition can drastically affect the blood vessels that are responsible for supplying oxygenated blood to the kidneys. The renal cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which leads to the gradual loss of kidney function.
What are the different types of Hypertension?
Hypertension is broadly classified into two types:
What causes Hypertension?
Hypertension or high blood pressure is caused by the increased pressure of blood in the blood vessels, which can be due to any of the following:
What are the symptoms of Hypertension?
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