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Definition of Hypertension

Hypertension: Also known as high blood pressure is, by definition, a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg -- a systolic pressure above 140 or a diastolic pressure above 90. Chronic hypertension is a "silent" condition that does not have symptoms. It can cause blood vessel changes in the back of the eye (retina), abnormal thickening of the heart musclekidney failure, and brain damage.

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Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Reviewed on 12/13/2018
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