Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure for most adults is less than 120 / 80 on the blood pressure meter. If your blood pressure is often 140 / 90 or more, you have high blood pressure.
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also damage the kidneys and increase the risk of blindness and dementia.
To help keep your blood pressure normal, visit your doctor and take your medicine correctly. If the doctor approves, you can take the following steps –