Blood Pressure is the force exerted by blood as it circulates in the blood vessels. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure level as the heart contracts. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure level as the heart relaxes. High Blood Pressure (Systemic Hypertension) is a sustained systolic pressure of 140mmHg or greater, sustained diastolic pressure of 90mmHg or greater, or both.
Some signs of hypertension include sudden blindness, detached retinas, depression, head tilt, seizures, disorientation, ataxia, and weakness.
The treatment of hypertension depends on the underlying cause. ACE inhibitors are commonly prescribed to manage hypertension.