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Synonyms for hypertension

a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

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An elevated blood pressure reading should not be taken lightly.
Finally 53% found to have normal blood pressure recordings; whereas 47% found to have elevated blood pressure.
The overlap of these genetic variants with immunologic and metabolic diseases suggests that there may be common underlying causes for elevated blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors, said Chasman.
When elevated blood pressure can be attributed to a coexisting condition or to the administration of drugs, it is termed secondary hypertension.
In a study published in the Journal of School Nursing, researchers found that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week on the Internet had elevated blood pressure.
Jing Sun and colleagues from Griffith University (Australia) analyzed data resulting from 9 clinical studies involving a total of 543 adults with normal and elevated blood pressure.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne looked at how susceptible the eye was to damage from elevated IOP in three groups of rats; with temporarily raised blood pressure (acute hypertension), elevated blood pressure for four weeks (simulating chronic hypertension) and normal blood pressure, respectively.
The beneficial effects of the diet on cardiometabolic risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure and blood lipids, were also greatest in this group.
No matter what it's called, the currently accepted definition of metabolic syndrome or syndrome X is the presence of three out of five of the following indicators: Increased abdominal girth ("belly fat"); increased triglycerides; low HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels; elevated fasting blood sugar or insulin resistance; and elevated blood pressure.
5 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that elevated blood pressure as young as age 18 is a warning sign of cardiovascular disease developing later in life.
Compared with patients who had low blood pressure throughout the study, those who had relatively elevated blood pressure throughout the study had 2.
In particular, they warned people with high or even somewhat elevated blood pressure, people over age 40, African Americans, and diabetics not to consume more than 1,500 milligrams per day.
Boys were most likely to have elevated blood pressure but girls were fast catching up, says the research done in 1994 and 2008 on children aged between eight and 17.
Patients with this syndrome also frequently display elevated blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and dysfibinolysis, even without any clinically manifested alteration in plasma glucose concentrations.
Adverse side effects of using synthetic marijuana include anxiety, vomiting, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia, tremor, seizures, hallucinations, paranoia, and nonresponsiveness.