Hypertension, also called High Blood pressure is the most common life style disorder in the present era .It is a condition in which the blood pressure is chronically raised. When a person's systolic blood pressure is consistently 140 mm Hg or higher, and/or their diastolic blood pressure is consistently 90 mm Hg or higher it is considered to be hypertensive.
A review of current trends shows that the number of adults with hypertension increased from 594 million in 1975 to 1.13 billion in 2015, with the increase seen largely in low- and middle-income countries. This increase is due mainly to a rise in hypertension risk factors in those populations. According to WHO, the incidence of hypertension in the urban population is around 40% and rural around 18%.In Ayurveda Hypertension can be correlated with Uccha Raktachapa.