High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure inside the blood vessels is increased. About 25% of the general population have high blood pressure, making hypertension a particularly widespread disease.

Many affected people initially do not notice the elevated pressure in their arteries because hypertension in its initial stages causes hardly any symptoms. This is why it is a good idea to have your blood pressure periodically checked by your doctor or your non-medical practitioner: If healthy readings of less than 140/90mmHg are permanently exceeded, the affected person is diagnosed with ‘hypertension’. High blood pressure is not usually caused by other diseases, but typically develops as ‘primary’ hypertension. This means that no root cause of the elevated blood pressure readings can be identified. Not more than 15% of affected patients have other conditions identified that are causing the high blood pressure. Examples include kidney disease or thyroid disorders. This type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension.

For people with cardiovascular disorders, PASCOE Natural Medicine offers gentle support to help control high blood pressure. Seek advice from your pharmacist or prescribing healthcare professional.

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