By Katie, Jenny & Tawan. Hypertension. Intro . Hypertension is a chronic medical heart condition that is most likely to be heredity High Blood pressure is cause by high stress level or a over amount of digested salt overtime. Signs and Symptoms.
In 2010, Hypertension cost the United States $76.6 billion in health care services, medications, and missed days of work.
The word Hypertension comes from the Greek word Hyper, meaning “over,” and the Latin word Tension, meaning “a stretching.”
African American and/or Native Americans are most likely to develop hypertension at the age of 35
The cause of high blood pressure is unknown in 85-95% of cases