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What Are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?

  1. theindianblues profile image58
    theindianbluesposted 7 years ago

    What Are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?

  2. Pamela99 profile image86
    Pamela99posted 7 years ago

    High Blood pressure is a blood pressure over the normal 120/80 average.

    Hypertension is the disease of consistently having a high blood pressure usually over 140 for the top number and over 100 for the bottom number.  Hypertension is a disease that does damage to your organs, such a your heart and kidney and can be easily controlled with a medication.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Some of us have been frustrated by changes, fine tuning - even hair splitting - concerning the defiinition of high blood pressure or hypertension. Further,... read more

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    ankigarg87posted 7 years ago

    Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure rises and falls during the day. When blood pressure stays elevated over time, it is called high blood pressure.

    Prehypertension is an American classification for cases where a person's blood pressure is elevated above normal but not to the level considered to be hypertension.Prehypertension is considered to be blood pressure readings with a systolic pressure from 120 to 139 mm Hg