Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is diagnosed by your health care provider. Having hypertension means that your blood pressure is higher than normal. It is important to note that your blood pressure does not stay the same throughout the day. It changes based on a variety of factors including your activities. However, having high blood pressure means that the measures remain consistently above normal. Based on your numbers, your provider will discuss treatment options.
You may have heard people call high blood pressure a silent killer. This is because there are typically no warning signs of high blood pressure so it is important to have your blood pressure taken at each medical visit. This is the only way hypertension can be diagnosed.
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