Take this quiz to assess how much you know about hypertension. Goodluck!
#1. Hypertension is a disease of the elderly. Young people cannot have it.
#2. High blood pressure usually does not have signs and symptoms, that is why it is called the 'silent killer'.
#3. Hypertension only affects those that think too much.
#4. Primary hypertension, also called 'essential hypertension' is high blood pressure without an exact cause..
#5. Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure caused by another health condition.
#6. People with primary hypertension have to take anti-hypertensive drugs for a long time because there is currently no permanent cure for this type of hypertension.
#7. Blood pressure that is equal to, or above 140/90mmHg is considered high.
#8. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke
#9. Excessive alcohol intake is a risk factor for developing hypertension.
#10. Poor sleep can increase blood pressure.
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