Track 8

Hypertension (Stress and Stroke)

Hypertension is a condition in which the long term flow of the blood against the artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood in the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher will be the blood pressure.

Blood pressure (hypertension) usually does not have any symptoms. Fortunately without knowing the symptoms damage to blood vessels and the heart continues and can be detected. Increased blood pressure which is uncontrollable promotes the risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. In rare cases, dangerously high blood pressure can cause severe headaches, confusion, and shortness of breath, chest pain, or nosebleeds.  Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke and eye problems. High blood pressure generally develops over many years and eventually affects everyone. Positively high blood pressure can be easily detected.

Related Societies: The Japanese Heart Failure Society | Japanese Society of Echocardiography | The World Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons | Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension | Association of Cardiologists of Kazakhstan