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Hypertension

5 videos
Nearly one billion people in the world have high blood pressure. That’s 1 in every 7 people! With the amount of unhealthy foods becoming increasingly available to everyone, it makes sense that this number is climbing. This set of videos will explore high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Learn more about it, what it does to different parts of the body, symptoms of hypertension, and what you can do with your everyday life to manage it!

What is hypertension?

VIDEO 7:09 minutes
Learn the categories of hypertension for systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.

Hypertension symptoms and categories

VIDEO 8:27 minutes
Learn the most common symptoms (or lack thereof!) and the two major categories of hypertension. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.

Hypertension effects on the blood vessels

VIDEO 7:09 minutes
Learn about how hypertension can cause damage to the large/middle sized arteries as well as the small arteries and arterioles. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.

Hypertension effects on the heart

VIDEO 7:19 minutes
Learn 2 major heart problems that hypertension can cause. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.

4 lifestyle changes to help manage hypertension

VIDEO 6:35 minutes
Remember that a good diet, exercise, losing weight, and quitting smoking can lower blood pressure! Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.