Cases of hypertension or high blood pressure are on the rise across the world. But what does hypertension mean? What does it do to your body? Watch this video to learn more about hypertension. Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.

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It is the leading cause of premature deaths worldwide. It is known to increase the risk of ischemic heart disease, strokes, peripheral vascular disease and other cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, aortic aneurysm, diffuse atherosclerosis and pulmonary embolism. Hypertension also puts you at risk of cognitive impairment, dementia and chronic kidney disease.

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