Hypertension is a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is high enough to cause health complications.
The more blood the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.
Many a times, you can have hypertension for years without any symptoms. If the blood pressure is uncontrolled, it increases the risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Fortunately, hypertension can be easily detected. And if diagnosed, you can work with your doctor to control it.
To know more, read on Hypertension by our Consultant Internal Medicine, Dr. Anil Ballani.