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Hypertension: symptoms to look out for and treatment options

Advice for non-specialist nurses on high blood pressure symptoms and causes, plus the increased risk of stroke and heart failure. Find out how to help your patients
Hypertension: what non-specialist nurses need to know about high blood pressure

Advice for non-specialist nurses on high blood pressure symptoms and causes, plus the increased risk of stroke and heart failure. Find out how to help your patients

Blood pressure (BP), the pressure of blood in someone’s arteries, goes up and down naturally throughout the day and night, and while moving around.

Hypertension is when the overall blood pressure is consistently high, even when resting.

How common is hypertension?

‘In 2015, it was reported that high blood pressure affected more than one in four adults in England (31% of men; 26% of women) – around 13.5 million people – and contributed to 75,000 deaths,’ the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reports.

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