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October 25, 2014

HYPERTENSION: SILENT KILLER (1)

HYPERTENSION: SILENT KILLER (1)

High blood pressure (Hypertension) is the constant elevation of blood pressure above normal for a particular age range. According to expert committee on non-communicable diseases (1993) B/P of 120/80mmHG is considered normal for a 30 year old person, while 140/90mmHG is considered high for such a person, similarly, B/P of 140/90mmHG is considered normal for a 60 year old person while B/P of 160/100mmHG is high for such a person’s blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured at two levels Systolic pressure (when the heart is contracting) Diastolic pressure (when the heart is relaxing) I decided to write on hypertension amongst…