Health briefs offer quick but comprehensive information about some of the biggest health challenges Tennessee is facing. Scroll down to read all about hypertension in our state or jump to a specific section: Definition Measurement Prevalence Risk factors Prevention Impact Infographics What is hypertension? Commonly known as high blood pressure, High blood pressure can damage the arteries that restrict blood flow, leading to heart disease or other problems. Back to top What do blood pressure numbers mean? Systolic pressure (the top number) measures the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. Diastolic pressure (the bottom number) measures the pressure of blood flow between beats, when the heart is at rest. Both numbers are measured to determine blood pressure. […]
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