16. Blood Pressure

A: Your blood pressure is very high.

B: What does high blood pressure mean?

A: High blood pressure or hypertension means that there is a lot of pressure on your arteries.

B: That doesn't sound very good.

A: It isn't very good because it means you are at higher risk to develop heart disease.

B: I feel fine, though.

A: High blood pressure is called a silent killer.

B: What causes high blood pressure?

A: It could be the sign of some other diseases.

B: I am already taking medication.

A: You should tell me the medications you are taking because some meds cause high blood pressure.

B: I'd better change my lifestyle.