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what are risks of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Longterm effects: Untreated high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of heart and vascular disease, stroke, and kidney disease. It is called the silent killer.

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What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

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Age, gender +more: There are many risk factors for developing high blood pressure. Older age, male gender, african-american race, obesity, not exercising, a family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, and excess alcohol have all been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure.
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Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Most everyone: With age and other risks such as smoking everybody incurs some risk.
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What risks are associated with high blood pressure?

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Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Organ damage: A wide variety of conditions can develop all having to do with disruption of blood flow to an organ. Some conditions are even potentially life threatening such as a heart attack or stroke. Some other complication of high blood pressure include but are not limited to blindness, kidney damage, and enlargement of heart which can lead to heart failure.
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What risks are associated with low and high blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Different: Low: dizziness, loss of consciousness, organ shut down, eg acute kidney failure, death. High: none in the short run unless extremely high. In the long run: stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, heart attack, aortic aneurysm, death.

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