Hypertension means, in layman’s terms, high blood pressure. This is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is higher than it should be.
Hypertension has been associated with a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure.
Having high blood pressure is one of several ‘risk factors’ that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions.
Self help will include a change in lifestyle, for example, losing weight if you are overweight, regular physical activity, a healthy diet, limiting your alcohol intake, give up smoking, and lower the salt intake.
Sometimes medication will be necessary, which can lower blood pressure.
Hypotension is the opposite, in that the blood pressure abnormally low.
In a vast majority of cases the high blood pressure is as a result of stress, which can be treated using hypnosis, which is a deeply relaxed state.