High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that occurs when your blood pressure-the force of the blood on the walls of your arteries-is often too high. Medical Animation Copyright © 2022 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common disease that develops when blood flows through your arteries at higher-than-normal pressures. Your blood pressure is made up of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the ventricles pump blood out of the heart. Diastolic pressure is the pressure between heartbeats when the heart is filling with blood. Continue reading