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Blood pressure evaluation
High blood pressure has virtually no symptoms, and recent data indicates that in Australia 32% of men and 27% of women suffer from high blood pressure. This makes it more important than ever that you are checking your blood pressure regularly.
High blood pressure occurs when blood presses on the walls of your arteries as it is pumped around your body, with constant high levels leading to various diseases.
Blood pressure that is high over a long time is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The medical name for high blood pressure over a long period of time is hypertension. For more information on the Hypertension according to the world health organisation.
Causes of Hypertention
The exact causes of hypertension are often not clear and may be affected by factors such as the listed below, it is recommended that a blood pressure test is done to rule out any concerns.
- family history
- diet, including eating too much salt
- alcohol intake
- your level of physical activity