Hypertension & Hypotension
What is hypertension?
High blood pressure or hypertension is a common and serious chronic medical condition. Hypertension itself usually has no symptoms and is a silent killer. It increases the risk of heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, heart rhythm problems, and stroke. According to World Health Organization (WHO), hypertension affects about 1 in 3 adults around the world. This is a staggering 1.2 billion adults and in the United States about 110 million adults. Most are undertreated, and often this is because there is no wearable blood pressure monitor that is on all the time. And now we have one…
What is hypotension?
Hypotension, or low blood pressure, is also a surprisingly common problem. It can cause fainting, which is a temporary loss of consciousness, due to an abrupt drop in blood pressure. The brain requires a constant supply of oxygenated blood, and if the brain does not receive enough blood for any reason, the person will lose consciousness.
The main reason for fainting is a dramatic drop in blood pressure. This can occur due to various causes including dehydration, hot environments, prolonged standing, the sight of blood or being in a medical or dental environment, too much medication, sticky heart valves and abnormal heart rhythms.
The way to diagnose it is to capture blood pressure during a faint, and that means having a wearable blood pressure monitor that is on all the time. And now we have one…