Specialty of Internal medicine

Hypertension is the temporary, intermittent or permanent increase in blood pressure. High blood pressure goes above the considered normal values, which are around 160/95mmH, according to the World Health Organisation. Most of the times there are no symptoms at all. However, when there are, they include severe headaches and/or light-headedness. Arterial hypertension (HT) is associated with morbid obesity and its mortality rate is one of the most serious public health concerns in developed countries. To treat hypertension it is imperative to have a balanced, low-fat diet and to take some medication. This often prevents complications that can result from poorly controlled hypertension, such as complications that can affect the heart, eyes and kidneys.

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