Women and Hypertension

Women and Hypertension

Hypertension, also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’ is characterized by having a blood pressure reading equal to or over 140/90mm Hg (SBP/DBP)

What is Hypertension?

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Risk Factors:

Risk Factors

Age

Sleep apnea

Overweight and obesity

Low levels of physical activity

Family history of hypertension and genetic factors

Excessive consumption of alcohol

Risk Factors

Stress

Use of tobacco

Lower education level

High sodium, high fat diet

Ethnicity (African, Caucasian.. etc)

Lower socioeconomic status

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