Centric Home Health and Hospice Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension Part 1

Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension Part 1

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a serious condition that affects millions of people in the United States every year. Blood pressure is determined by two factors: the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance to blood flow in your arteries. As we age, our blood vessels become less flexible and more stiff, which can cause an increase in systolic blood pressure.