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Health Conditions: High Blood Pressure

The heart pumps the blood through the arteries to various parts of the body. For a smooth blood flow, a certain amount of pressure is exerted by the blood on the arterial walls. The normal pressure is 120/80mm of hg. When the pressure goes above this limit and stays high for a long period of time, it is called high blood pressure or hypertension.
High blood pressure results in the heart working harder than usual to pump the blood. If left untreated, this can lead to health conditions like kidney failure and stroke.