Quiz on Hypertension
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What is hypertension?
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Having blood pressure measure consistently above normal may result in a diagnosis of high blood pressure (or hypertension).
Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms.
Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.
Hypertension can result in which of the following vision related conditions?
Hypertension can result in hypertensive retinopathy, blood vessel damage causing blurred vision or loss of sight; choroidopathy, a buildup of fluid under the retina that can distort or impair vision; or optic neuropathy, a blood flow blockage that can kill nerve cells and cause vision loss.
All of the answers below help prevent high blood pressure EXCEPT?
You can help prevent high blood pressure by having a healthy lifestyle. This means eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, limiting alcohol, managing stress, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.
Blood pressure is made up of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the ventricles pump blood out of the heart. Diastolic pressure is the pressure between heartbeats when the heart is filling with blood. Which reading below is classified as high blood pressure?
Your blood pressure is considered high when you have consistent systolic readings of 130 mm Hg or higher or diastolic readings of 80 mm Hg or higher.
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