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A 25-year-old male asked:

How do i know if my 14mm abdominal aorta is under more pressure than a normal size? i have a hard time understanding how smaller aorta has the same bp

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stretchy: your aorta is stretchy or pliable and is able to expand and contract. This helps to regulate the pressure in the aorta. It is not a solid structure like a pipe and therefore just because it's narrower does not mean it will have increased pressure. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R
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