Hypertension, also known as
high blood pressure
, can be a long-term medical condition in which the
in the arteries is persistently
. Primary high blood pressure usually has no clear cause and is thought to be due to heredity, bad diet, lack of exercise or obesity.
is caused by other medical conditions. Regular
blood pressure checks
help with diagnosis but long-term high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, vascular disease, loss of vision and chronic kidney disease. You may be referred to a
by your primary healthcare provider.
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