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Flu Clinic Information 2011

Hypertension

Hypertension is High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that affect the functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.

External Sites:

High Blood Pressure Explained - NHS Choices

Blood Pressure Association

British Heart Foundation

British Hypertention Society

Videos from NHS Choices

High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it's not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.