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what does it mean to have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It means ur at risk : It means really just two things - one - well, you knew this - the pressure in your blood vessels is 'high' two - your at a high risk for heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, vascular disease and i suppose death - or maybe after the above, a wish for death - enjoy!
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Hypertension: Hi blood pressure is an elevation of the resistance of the blood vessels throughout the body. If the resistance increases, your heart and other organs have to work harder and thereby begin to negatively affect them over time if left untreated.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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it means that your arteries may be harder, putting more stress on all organs in your body (heart, brain are the more sensitive). it means you could have diabetes, kidney disease, eye problems, high cholesterol. It could mean you have metabolic conditions like high thyroid. see MD
Feb 18, 2012
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Your BP: Is greater then 140/90....See your physician to avoid long term complications.

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Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number.
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