Hypertension, also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’ is characterized by having a blood pressure reading equal to or over 140/90mm Hg (SBP/DBP)
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Overweight and obesity
Low levels of physical activity
Family history of hypertension and genetic factors
Excessive consumption of alcohol
Use of tobacco
Lower education level
High sodium, high fat diet
Ethnicity (African, Caucasian.. etc)
Lower socioeconomic status