Definition of Hypertension Video

icyou's medical editor, Mona Khanna, MD, MPH, defines hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.
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Dr. Mona Khanna: Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure what that means is that your blood vessels are not as resilient perhaps as they used to be and now when the blood is going to the blood vessels much as you have water going through pipes in your house then the pressure is getting higher and higher and that is dangerous to many of the organs in your body.

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