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I know you are surprised to read that hypertension and high blood pressure are not actually the same things. Hypertension is actually a disease of the blood vessels involving changes in their structure and functions that is associated with the constellation of other cardiovascular risk factors. While high blood pressure is a long term medical condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
So read what is high blood pressure at this link, and also it is explained below.
In over 70% of these cases, hypertension is an entirely metabolic syndrome made up of a group of complex clusters of abnormalities, including problems with excessive blood clotting, abnormal glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, Type II diabetes, dense LDL bad cholesterol, high triglycerides and low HDL good cholesterol.
Most obvious sign of hypertension is the accumulation of belly fat known as apple obesity. All these conditions result in damages to the arteries, atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular problems.
And most people have belly fat, so find out why is it dangerous.
There are two major classifications of hypertension, and they are essential - primary or genetic; and secondary. Herein lies the differences between hypertension and high blood pressure.
If these problems are corrected your high blood pressure usually disappear.
This is your blood pressure rising to an unhealthy level when you're in your doctor's office or at the hospital but is normal at other times.
I know you are not allergic to your doctor or the funny smell of so many hospitals but this increase in your blood pressure is due to an increase in your body's tension.
You might think white coat hypertension is nothing serious, but some studies suggest that it is a concern to your doctor due to the changes in vascular resistance, elevated blood fats, increased bad cholesterol - LDL levels, insulin resistance any of which can increase your cardiovascular risk.
Hypertension and high blood pressure are not an equal opportunity disease, but they are some preferred targets.
Some risk factors may simply be part of your make-up and cannot be altered, while many of the causes can be changed and doing so can make a big difference to your health.
But are you aware that there are some personal habits that we do every day that can also increase your risk of raising your blood pressure levels, even though you might be undoing all required things that controls your high blood pressure?
Finally, I want to leave this interesting, amazing, and very surprising fact with you. If you relax with a drink or two daily, adds up to seven to thirteen drinks per week. That amount of alcohol substantially raises your risk of high blood pressure. 53 percent of moderate drinker likely had stage 1 hypertension and were twice as likely to have stage 2 hypertension than individual who didn’t drink.
So, check in with yourself and see if any of these innocent behaviors sounds like you, so that your health issues doesn’t raise to either hypertension and high blood pressure.