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Managing High Blood Pressure

Managing High Blood Pressure

A recent study by the National Heart Foundation found 1 in 12 Australians under 30 have high blood pressure. The most surprising part was up to 90 percent of people aren’t doing anything about it. What is high blood pressure (Hypertension)? There are two types: Primary hypertension is the most common, this has no known cause. Secondary hypertension is less common but it has a known cause, often related to Kidney function. High blood pressure is defined as having a resting systolic pressure (top number) above 140mm Hg. This number represents the highest pressure reached when the heart contracts. A high diastolic

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