Many of us today whether we know it or not have high blood pressure, but this pre or full hypertension. Many of us aren’t really all that familiar with what our readings mean though, so below I have posted a few short videos by Rishi Desa M.D. that can help explain the topic.


What is hypertension?: Learn the categories of hypertension for systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.



Hypertension symptoms and categories: Learn the most common symptoms (or lack thereof!) and the two major categories of hypertension. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.



Hypertension effects on the blood vessels: Learn about how hypertension can cause damage to the large/middle sized arteries as well as the small arteries and arterioles. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.



Hypertension effects on the heart: Learn 2 major heart problems that hypertension can cause. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.



4 lifestyle changes to help manage hypertension: Remember that a good diet, exercise, losing weight, and quitting smoking can lower blood pressure! Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.


Please let me know of any other resources any of you find on this topic or others!

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