Hypertension

Definition - What does Hypertension mean?

Hypertension is an ongoing medical condition that occurs when the blood pressure present in the arteries is persistently elevated. In the workplace, hypertension is a condition that is important to be aware of in order to determine the current health status of the individuals working. Hypertension can lead to heart disorders, strokes, kidney malfunction, and blindness. Hypertension is also commonly known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension.

WorkplaceTesting explains Hypertension

Hypertension is a continued state of high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force that blood makes against the artery walls. Medical professionals usually measure blood pressure with a cuff and stethoscope in two measurements called systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. The systolic pressure refers to the highest pressure exerted in the arteries by each heartbeat while the diastolic measures the lowest pressure while the heart relaxes in between beats. Hypertension requires constant checks and is a significant expense for company health programs.

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