Hypertension relates to High Blood Pressure.
High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that affect the functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.
If your doctor has requested you to do so, you can submit your blood pressure readings online using our Blood Pressure Review form.
For more information please visit the websites below:
- High Blood Pressure Explained – NHS Choices
- Blood Pressure Association
- British Heart Foundation
- British Hypertension Society
Videos from NHS Choices
High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it’s not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.