HYPERTENSION

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure (see Scope of Hypertension for further details), which has become an international concern, affecting one in three Australian's (see Prevalance & Population). The cause of hypertension is not completely understood, however it is related to an elevation in Total Peripheral Resistance (see Pathophysiology of Hypertension). Hypertension can easily be measured via blood pressure analysis (Assessments & Normal Ranges), however their are important medical and clinical considerations (Medical & Clinical Considerations), prior to exercise testing. Once a diagnosis has been achieved, there are a number of treatmeant methods for hypertensive patients (see Treatment Options), including physical activity, which plays a crucial role in the treatment (see The Role of Exercise for further exercise details) and therefore is often recommended (see Exercise Prescription Recommendations).
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