Material Detail

Hypertension

Hypertension

High blood pressure and hypertension are terms used interchangeably. Blood pressure is a measure of the force against the wall of your arteries as your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body. A normal blood pressure reading would be 120/80.  This site is a part of the A.D.A.M. medical encylopedia. This learning resource also included

Incidence

Risk factors

Symptoms

Tests

When to call the doctor

Causes

Treatments

Additional resources

Prevention

Rate

Quality

More about this material

Browse...

Disciplines with similar materials as Hypertension

Comments

Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.
Taylor Bakker
Taylor Bakker (Health Care Professional)
1 year ago
This article is very helpful in explaining high blood pressure to patients. It uses words and definitions that are easily read by an individual not knowledgeable in the health care field. Providing information on tools that can be used at home for monitoring blood pressure is very helpful.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes