What is Hypertension

Hypertension is a term used to describe high blood pressure. What blood pressure is, is a measurement of the force of the blood as it pumps through your arteries. A normal blood pressure is 120 over 80. The two numbers in a blood pressure, the top number should not be greater than 120, and the lower number should not be greater than 80. The top number is called your systolic pressure and that is a measurement of the force in the arteries as your heart pumps blood. The bottom number is called diastolic blood pressure and that is the measurement of force.

In the arteries when your heart is at rest. Anywhere from 120 over 80 to 140 over 90 would be considered prehypertension. Pre hypertension often leads to high blood pressure, hypertension. Anything greater than 140 over 90 is considered high blood pressure or hypertension. The people at greatest risk for hypertension are AfricanAmericans, also if you have a family history of hypertension, and that's why it's important to know your family history. People who are obese are also at great risk for developing hypertension and longterm stress increases the risk for hypertension. Smoking cigarettes, taking drugs, both street and overthecounter.

Medication are risks for developing high blood pressure and diabetes also puts you at risk for high blood pressure. The symptoms of a high blood pressure are sometimes very vague. It could be something just a simple as headache, also confusion, any visual disturbances. Sometimes nausea and vomiting could also be a sign of high blood pressure and nose bleeds. However, it's important to note that hypertension is called the silent killer because you may be walking around with a very, very high blood pressure and have absolutely no symptoms at all. That's why it is wise to have your blood.

Pressure checked frequently because although you may be feeling perfectly fine, you could have high blood pressure. While there are many causes of hypertension some of the greatest causes would be conditions of the kidney, conditions of the blood vessels and of the nervous system, increased cholesterol also contributes to hypertension and of course, age. As we age, our blood vessels become stiff and that increases our blood pressure. The water and salt ratio in our body contributes to high blood pressure, and also certain hormone levels would also contribute to high blood pressure. Thank.

Blood Pressure screenings at Go Red MOA event

734, enjoy free stuff and learn how to live healthy. Sounds like a great combo, right If it does, then Go Red for Women today at the Mall of America, and Todd Walker's out there live, finding out about all of today's events. We've done some handsonly CPR. What else we got going, Todd We are going to do blood pressure, Tom. You know in the past I've had some good years, some bad years. We remember. laughing Yeah, I think I'm going to be doing okay today.

You guys, right here you're seeing some of the designs that were done by the Art Institute International. You're over here prepping, do you have a favorite Voiceover Ooh, I don't know if I should say. Todd Oh, because they're your students. We'll let Karen be one of the judges. Karen Asruss is doing a quick pan. Maybe you can select one of your favorites. This is all part of the backdrop of this great event that's going to be going on out here today. And I'm here with Elizabeth, our good friend.

From the American Heart Association. Elizabeth, you guys come here year after year. Tell us why it's so important that people come out here for their screening. Well, heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in this country. And it's preventable. 80 of heart disease is preventable if you just take the proper actions to live healthy. And so that's what today's about, is giving people that information. And we've got lots of activities from CPR training to blood pressure screening, healthy cooking demos, exercising for the whole family.

All right, do you know what your numbers are for your blood pressure Yes, I do. You want to share it to the world Sure, they're usually about 117 over 60. Let's see how I do. All right, so as I'm getting ready over here, this is our dancing couple, if you remember from a little bit earlier. All right, so let's put this on. Now you have to tell me what are you looking for and what are the numbers I'm looking for Well, we're looking for 120 over 80 is the normal.

Blood pressure that we have. So, it's 120 is systolic blood pressure, and 80 is diastolic. All right, I know you have to listen, so John, come on over here. So, your dancing career obviously is not going to work out, and your singing career. So, you're in pharmacy school right now. That's correct, I'm a third year pharmacy student. Okay, so let's say this is a little higher than I want it to be, Pharmacist John. What would be your suggestions for me Well, the first thing you can usually do.

Is actually lifestyle, getting out and getting some exercise you know, 30 minutes of lowimpact walking or jogging. And about four times a week. Cutting salt out of your diet. See, now I'm a salt fan, John. So I'm getting in the exercise, but you know, I like to salt that popcorn, and I like to salt that food a little bit. You're telling me get that out of my diet Okay, so we're losing audio there a little bit, so do you have me back All right, so what are my numbers.

122 over 72. 122 over 72, am I okay You're a little high with systolic, but... I'm a little high, I'm not liking that. All right guys, 122 over 72, come on I'm not that bad. All right, Tom, Karen, do you guys know what your numbers are No, but Karen and I are having a little argument. 122 sounded pretty good, it's just two over. But it's supposed to be 120, he's going high. But he's on TV, there's a certain amount of stress there,.

Doesn't that count for something Yeah, Todd's really stressed. Is that that bad No, that's actually very good, very good numbers. I think I'm going to go to Dr. John, it's not that bad. I think you're going to be all right. All right, okay guys we're going to be back here. More fashions and food, fashion and food in the next two segments. And we're glad to hear you're in good health. I am too. I bet you are, thanks Todd.

Shreya Huilgols Interview on TV with B Channel on Hypertension Awareness

Despite popular belief, children can fall victim to hypertension or blood pressure. It's not just a disease for the elderly High blood pressure in children is a serious medical problem Therefore it is important to generate awareness on this issue This is why Shreya from California has embarked on a project that focuses on raising awarness of hypertension in children For her project, Shreya annually visits various schools in India to conduct workshops to bring hypertension awareness in children and emphasizes the importance of checking blood pressure in children Rotary Club of Kolhapur MidTown has endorsed her endeavor.

In Shreya's opinion, an early detection and treatment of hypertension can avoid future health complications Shreya Huilgol is from San Diego, California Shreya was diagnosed with hypertension when she was 8 years old Fortunately her condition was detected and treated early Checking her blood pressure at an early age saved her from future health complications In the USA, all children get their blood pressure checked during their annual health check ups This is why Shreya's high blood pressure was diagnosed early on She had to undergo a major surgery to overcome this condition, and has fully recovered.

When Shreya used to visit India as a young child she noticed that adults and children were unaware of hypertension To address this issue, she decided to base her Girl Scout Gold Award project from her own experiences with hypertension Shreya contacted the officials of Rotary Club of Kolhapur MidTown to conduct health camps to bring hypertension awarness in school going children Shreya has expressed keen interest to conduct workshops to educate children on high blood pressure. Because of the positive response to this hypertension awareness campaign, Shreya has been conducting seminars for the last two years in India.

Because of her own experience with hypertension, Shreya believes that there is a need to bring awareness to this issue Shreya Huilgol For this cause, Shreya has designed and developed a Step Up 2 Check Up facebook page, and a website called StepUp2CheckUp The pertinent information and literature about hypertension is shared via this website Shreya has been an active member of San Diego, Girl Scouts USA for the past 11 years Her goal is to interact with school children and spread hypertension awareness by emphasizing the importance of checking blood pressure starting at an early age.

How To Lower Blood Pressure Quickly Quick Natural Way To Lower Your BP

Hi, my name is Usuff and I had pretty high blood pressure yesterday morning. It rose to 171113, which was pretty high for me. It was that high because I was experimenting with some B vitamins. And that experiment went disastrously wrong. In the evening my blood pressure was still high, although it had dropped a little bit to about 170100. Not good, remaining high for so long the whole day. I remembered a technique for bringing down high blood pressure quickly that I read in an ebook. And I applied the technique and I brought.

It down fairly successfully. How To Lower Blood Pressure Quickly. If you've ever lost control of your blood pressure, and it rises way too high, here's a technique you can use to bring it down quickly. This technique is taken from Virginia Sturm's ebook entitled Natural Solutions to High Blood Pressure. In this ebook Virginia explains the causes and dangers of high blood pressure. And outlines thirty natural ways to lower it. One of the ways she gives is soaking feet in hot water. When my blood pressure rose dangerously high, in desperation, I tried this technique.

And it did drop my BP down to a safer level within an hour. Much to my relief. Here's my story. One morning my BP hit the roof. It was 171113. I reacted badly to a supplement I was taking. After coming home from work my BP was still dangerously high. I needed to bring my BP down quickly. In desperation I tried Virginia Sturm's technique of my soaking my feet in warm water. I improvised and found a plastic recyling bin and emptied it. I then filled it with very warm water. As hot as my feet could tolerate.

At 8'pm, just before placing my feet in the water, I measured my BP. I used a reliable Omron BP monitor. Before soaking my feet, my BP was 16999. In other words, my BP had been high the whole day. Not good. I placed both feet in the warm water. The water was actually a bit hot. Over the next hour I watched it fall nicely, down from 16999 to 14082 in just an hour. In other words, this technique lowered my blood pressure from around 170100 to 14080 in an hour.

That's a big drop in a short time. And a huge relief. I kept soaking my feet the rest of that night. My BP did rise back up, but not as high as before. It stabilized around the 15090 mark that evening. Soaking my feet in hot water worked for me. I thank my lucky stars. I made this tutorial because others may be in a similar situation and want to know how to lower blood pressure quickly. Obviously, it's not a permanent fix. But it buys time. Time to look at more permanent solutions. Other BP lowering advice can be found in Virginia.

Sturm's ebook. If you're interested in her other ways to naturally lower BP, just go to BPGoLow. By the way, although Virginia advertises herself as an ordinary Mum, she is in fact a research scientist at the head of a university medical lab. To find her ebook, just go to BPGoLow. Or just click the link below this tutorial. Thanks for watching this tutorial on how to lower blood pressure quickly. Please note. This tutorial is not medical advice. If your BP rises dangerously high, please visit your doctor or the ER. High blood pressure is a serious medical issue.

Dr. Laura Pak The Importance of Vascular Screenings Marin General Hospital

This is KROM4 Medical Minute we are here with Medical Director of Vascular Surgery here at Marin General Hospital Doctor Laura Pak. So Doctor we are talking about vascular screenings, very important. So why are they so important Vascular disease can be a silent killer. So then what are you screening for PAD Peripheral Arterial Disease, Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Disease, Varicose Veins even What do you do with the screenings, how does that work We have a vascular ultrasonographer who will do an exam on you, minimally invasive and then afterwards you meet oneonone with a doctor, or physician assistant, to.

Eatonville clinic hopes to help residents with diabetes, hypertension

THIS IS WESH 2 NEWS FIRST AT 4 IN HIGH DEFINITION. EXPERTS SAY THE TOWN OF EATONVILLE IS EXPERIENCING A HEALTH CRISIS. HIGH RATES OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, HIGH CHOLESTEROL. THE LIST GOES ON. NOW ACTION BEING TAKEN TO SAVE THE RESIDENTS. WESH 2'S STEWART MOORE HAS EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT A HEALTH CLINIC OPENING THIS WEEKEND. STEVE WALKS THROUGH THE STREETS OF EATONVILLE LIKE HE'S DONE FOR THE PAST 57 YEARS. HIS ENTIRE LIFE. BUT NOW HE'S WALKING WITH PURPOSE. HELPING CENTRAL FLORIDA IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM IN THIS COMMUNITY AND STARTED AN INITIATIVE WITH.

THE TOWN TO GET HEALTHY. WHEN I STARTED I WAS 350 POUNDS WHEN I FIRST STARTED. NOW I'M 297 NOW. I STARTED AT 350 SO IT'S WORKING FOR ME. STEVE HAS DIABETES AND AROUND HIM ONE OUT OF FOUR PEOPLE IN EATONVILLE ALSO BATTLE THE DISEASE. AT 24.2 PERCENT, THAT'S TRIPLE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. FLORIDA HOSPITAL AND HEALTHY CENTRAL FLORIDA HAVE TEAMED UP WITH THE TOWN OF EATONVILLE TO REVERSE THE TREND AND HAVE REMODELED THIS OLD ABANDONED BUILDING TO CREATE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND HEALTH FACILITY. THE FIRST THING IS KIND OF.

GET AN ASSESSMENT. FIND OUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO THEM. WHY THEY'RE HERE. WE'LL DO BLOOD WORK. INSIDE THEY'LL TEST FOUR DIABETES. TAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE. GIVE YOU HEALTHY PLANS ON WHAT TO COOK, HOW MUCH EXERCISE TO GET, WHAT LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO MAKE AND IF NEEDED REFER YOU TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. THE MISSION IS TO TEACH HEALTHY HAB IFRNTS TO PASS DOWN TO FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL THAN IT IS TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM IN THE HOSPITAL. WE CAN DO KEEP PEOPLE FROM.

New Procedure Lowers Blood Pressure Without Medication

NEARLY ONE IN FOUR ADULTS IN THE U.S. HAVE HYPERTENSION OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. IT'S CALLED THE SILENT KILLER AND IF LEFT UNTREATED CAN LEAD TO HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. MEDICATION DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK, THAT'S WHY SCRIPPS CLINIC IN LA JOLLA IS DOING A CLINICAL TRIAL ON A NEW PROCEDURE THAT JOLTS THE KIDNEYS INTO CONTROLLING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. EIGHTY ONE YEAR OLD VIVIAN WORKS OUT AT THE SCRIPGZ SCRIPPS HEALTH CARDIAC GYM TO TRY AND LOWER HER BLOOD PRESSURE. gtgt gtgt WHEN I FIRST CAME IN THE DOOR, THE FIRST THING I DO IS I HAVE MY BLOOD PRESSURE TAKEN, AND THEN AT THE VERY END OF MY TWO.

HOUR WORK HOUR, I HAVE IT CHECKED AND IT'S ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT LOWER. gtgt gtgtPEGGY CHANDLER IS ONE IN TEN ADULTS WHOSE EXTREMELY HIGH PRESSURE DOES NOT RESPOND TO MEDICATION. IT'S CALLED RESS NT HYPERTENSION. SHE HOPES TO BE IN A NEW CLINICAL TRIAL THE SCRIPPS CLINIC IN LA JOLLA TO TEST AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE. gtgt gtgt WE'RE FINDING WE CAN LOWER THE BLOOD PRESSURE ON AVERAGE ABOUT 30 POINTS, IT'S A HUGE IMPACT FROM A SINGLE PROCEDURE. gtgt gtgtPEGGY THE ONE HOUR PROCEDURE IS A LOT LIKE AN ANGIOGRAM FOR THE HEART.

KIDNEYS ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT ORGAN IN BLOOD PRESSURE REGULATION. gtgt gtgt THE KIDNEYS ACTUALLY PLAY A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE, IN PART BECAUSE IT CONTROLS VOLUME, IN PART BECAUSE IT PRODUCES HORMONES THAT CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE AND IN PART BECAUSE IT SENDS SIGNALS TO THE BRAIN THAT THEN SENDS SIGNALS TO THE REST OF THE BODY TO INCREASE BLOOD PRESSURE. gtgt gtgtPEGGY CHANDLER SAYS LOWERING HER BLOOD PRESSURE IS ONE MORE STEP IN REACHING HER ULTIMATE GOAL ALONG AND HEALTHY LIFE. gtgt gtgt I'M TRYING TO SHOOT FOR 120, 81 TO 120 IS MY GOAL.

Get a Grip on Your Health

I'm Gabe Garza with today's health news. A firm handshake may indicate that you're in good health. A new study found that grip strength may be a better screening tool than blood pressure. This means that doctors might be able to use a grip strength test as a quick, lowcost way to identify patients at high risk for early death from serious illnesses like stroke and heart failure. Researchers found that each 5kilogram drop in grip strength was tied to a 17 percent greater risk of death from heartrelated illness and noncardiovascular.

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