Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor that can lead to a narrowed coronary artery and other arteries throughout the body, and it can plague people of any age. There are many reasons why a person's blood pressure is high, but about 80% of the time, the cause cannot be determined.
Blood pressure changes throughout the day depending on many factors such as activities, stress levels, pain levels and emotions. Immediately after exercising, blood pressure can drop. This can also happen while eating.
So, to determine a person's blood pressure, it has to be measured when the person has been resting for at least 30 minutes. If it is measured after a meal or after a stressful discussion, it might not be reliable.
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