High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). This equals the maximum and minimum pressure, respectively. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60–90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is often at or above 140/90 mmHg.
Posts about High Blood Pressure
  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    …. Ruptured uterus. An improperly performed cesarean section. Serious injuries related to childbirth. Pre-eclampsia, whereby untreated high blood pressure leads to damage to organs in the mother’s body. Since it starts at around the 20th week of pregnancy, it is important that presiding prenatal doctors treat it immediately to avert…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

    … from the dashboard and windshield. Do not turn the airbags off. Many newer vehicles allow for passenger side airbags to be turned off. This is often necessary when children ride in the front seat. However, safety agencies agree that airbags are may be used in an emergency by pregnant women. Keep the passenger side airbags on. Avoid Lengthy Car…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Subdural and Epidural Hematoma

    … of seeing a doctor IMMEDIATELY. As a rule of thumb, it is important to see a doctor after a relatively-hard head bump or any kind of blunt force trauma. Since any type of traumatic brain injury can be life-threatening, medical attention is not optional; it’s essential. If you notice any of the following symptoms following an injury, seek medical…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Negligence in Prenatal Testing

    …. Some risk factors may include: The pregnant woman is older than 35 There have been previous pregnancies involving low or high birth weight, birth defects, or stillbirths The pregnant woman is clinically obese The pregnant woman has high blood pressure There is a history in the family of birth defects such as Down syndrome There…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
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  • Whistleblower Gets $500,000+ in Medicare Patient Referral Scheme

    … to report the fraud and protect the patients. Like so many other conscientious healthcare workers who are ignored or face retaliation for speaking up, Gonzalez became a whistleblower and filed a complaint under the federal and California state False Claims Acts. Gonzalez filed his complaint after it became clear that the hospital was participating…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

    … diet that often accompanies it. Only 8% of truck drivers report exercising regularly and many suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. Over seventy percent are overweight or morbidly obese. Unhealthy truckers are a greater threat to themselves and others on the road for a number of reasons. Poor heart health puts truckers at risk for emergency…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -