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por david smith (2020-03-13)

Hypertension is too high a pressure of blood on the wall of the arteries, which can eventually cause a stroke or a heart attack. In France, 14.5 million people are affected, ie 25% of men and 18% of women.

Of generally unknown cause, hypertension worsens under the effect of stress, tobacco, physical inactivity or excessive salt consumption. Its frequency increases in case of obesity or diabetes. Rarely, it causes headaches, dizziness or ringing in the ears.

Performed at each medical visit, the measurement of blood pressure makes it possible to identify possible hypertension. Patients treated for this disease can also monitor their blood pressure at home themselves, using a specific blood pressure monitor.

The prevention of the disease, its aggravation and its effects is based on a good nutritional blood balance, a less salty diet and the practice of physical activity. It is also advisable to quit smoking and take time to relax.