Missouri Hypertension Control Summit

(fast instrumental music) – Right now in the city of St. Louis we have an incidence of high blood pressure of 300,000. That’s filling Bush Stadium six times. – High blood pressure is the leading risk factor on the planet for premature death and disability and in the United States it’s the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It’s […]

Treating Hypertension

Hypertension is often the first medication that especially a male will take and the first question I’m often asked is can I ever get off this medication. The answer practically is it’s rare that someone gets off of hypertension medicine because hypertension like a lot of diseases progresses as you get older so your blood pressure naturally goes up as […]

Green Apple Salad for Hypertension

♪ [music playing– no dialogue] ♪♪. Hi, my name is Lisa Carroll and I’m a current dietetics student at Eastern Illinois University. Today, I want to talk to you about hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a serious illness in America today and currently one out of three Americans have hypertension. Hypertension is a serious illness because it increases […]

Dr. Jessica Covington on Hypertension During Pregnancy

(gentle music) – So, hypertension is elevations in blood pressure. Usually it is what is called essential hypertension. So there is no underlying cause for the elevation in blood pressure. You can have secondary hypertension, which is because of some underlying medical condition, but most of the hypertension that we deal with in pregnancy is essential hypertension, or gestational hypertension. […]

Hypertension can exist without symptoms

High blood pressure or hypertension can increase your risk of heart attack and heart failure. Hypertension can be associated with certain chronic conditions like diabetes and sleep apnea or lifestyle factors like diet, stress level or if you smoke or drink. It’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked annually. You can have hypertension without day-to-day symptoms. For […]