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what is hypertension?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
High blood pressure: High blood pressure, which is also referred to as HBP, or hypertension, is when your blood pressure, which is the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. When not treated, the damage that high blood pressure may do to your circulatory system is a significant factor which contributes to heart attack, stroke and other health issues.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Too high also means an unhealthy level of BP and we know that lowering that unhealthy BP to a healthy level helps you live longer and healthier.
Jun 23, 2020

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Ususally none: Which is a huge part of the problem. In extreme cases patients will often note headache.
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