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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is high blood pressure a disease in america?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
World-wide: A world-wide problem, mostly seen in developed countries.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 43 years experience
Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 40 years experience
No but: No, but try to keep your blood pressure under control with heart healthy diet, limit added salt, daily physical activity, weight loss if appropriate, avoid excessive alcohol, and if necessary medication.
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