Information on Hypertension

Types, Symptoms, Treatment, Pathophysiology.
Ocular Hypertension

Ocular Hypertension

September 3, 2012 | No Comments

Ocular Hypertension is a condition in which the pressure inside the eye, which is also known as intraocular pressure, is more than the normal range. The normal eye pressure is measured somewhere between 10 and 21 mmHg. However when this pressure is more than 21 mmHg, then a patient may be diagnosed of having ocular […]

Secondary Hypertension

Secondary Hypertension

September 3, 2012 | No Comments

Secondary hypertension is a high blood pressure which is caused by another health or medical condition. This form of high blood pressure is different from other types of blood pressure like essential hypertension. Primary or essential hypertension has no clear identifiable cause and it is mainly thought to be linked to changes in genetic composition […]

White Coat Hypertension

White Coat Hypertension

September 2, 2012 | No Comments

White coat hypertension is a condition when people are diagnosed with high blood pressure in a clinical setting although in normal case they may not have the condition. A patient shows a sign of elevated blood pressure when it is measured and this is thought to be induced by anxiety which people may experience when […]

Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

Intracranial hypertension- IH is a neurological disorder in which there is increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the skull. Other terms which were previously used to refer to intracranial hypertension are benign intracranial hypertension and pseudotumor cerebri. The condition is characterized by increased intracranial pressure around the brain without any tumor or other disease. Causes of […]

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

There are different types of blood pressure, which affect pregnant women and it is essential that they are examined by a doctor and treatment given accordingly. The three main types of blood pressure during pregnancy are chronic hypertension in which the blood pressure increases before the 20th week of pregnancy or it is present even […]

Malignant Hypertension

Malignant Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

 When a person suffers a very high blood pressure that comes quickly and abruptly, this is referred to as malignant hypertension.  During this form of blood pressure, the lower readings which show diastolic pressure are high from the normal range. A patient with malignant hypertension will record a diastolic reading of 130 mmHg way above […]

Essential Hypertension

Essential Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

Definition of Essential Hypertension In definition, essential, primary or idiopathic hypertension is a blood pressure in which secondary causes such as renovascular disease and renal failure are not present. Although it has been examined that there is no known or identifiable cause for essential hypertension, this is partially true because there is some credible information, […]

Hypertension - Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Treatment

Hypertension – Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Treatment

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

When blood pressure builds up within the arteries, this can result to health complications such as heart attack. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood that is exerted against the walls of arteries is high to cause other problems. The amount of blood that is pumped by the heart as well […]

Pulmonary Hypertension - Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prognosis, Life Expectancy

Pulmonary Hypertension – Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prognosis, Life Expectancy

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

What is Pulmonary Hypertension ? When tiny arteries that are found in your lungs also called pulmonary arteries, begin to narrow and constrict resulting to blockage, this can causes a condition known as pulmonary hypertension. The narrowing and blockage or destruction may also entail small blood vessels called the capillaries. Therefore, pulmonary hypertension is a […]

Prehypertension - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet, Causes, Prevention

Prehypertension – Definition, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet, Causes, Prevention

August 24, 2012 | No Comments

The definition of Prehypertension is as follows – The state in which a person’s blood pressure is elevated above normal but not to the level that can be considered as hypertension. When there is a slight elevation of blood pressure, this condition may be referred to as prehypertension. One thing with prehypertension is that if […]