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Why does high blood pressure cause atherosclerosis?

Why does high blood pressure cause atherosclerosis?

Injury to artery: When the heart beats, it moves blood through the arteries in your body. High blood pressures causes arteries throughout the body to swell and stretch more than they would normally. This stretching can injure the endothelium, the lining of all arteries. Injured endothelium attracts more "bad" LDL cholesterol and white blood cells. The cholesterol and cells build up, causing plaque/ atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can you tell me how could artificial sweetener cause atherosclerosis and high blood pressure?

Can you tell me how could artificial sweetener cause atherosclerosis and high blood pressure?

Build up of fatty ma: It causes build up of fatty material along the walls of the artery, which leads to high cholesterol and high bp, according to a study in 2011 published in molecules and cells. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Body response: It's not the particles themselves that cause the problems. Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar and the body's response to this is secretion of certain hormones, including things like cortisol (a steroid), which can have elevate blood pressure. Same with sodium, except the effect comes from the kidneys, a different hormone is secreted, but again, that hormone causes increase in blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Absolutely! There are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go up. Rarely, albuterol can cause a transient rise in blood preessure. Are you taking anything else? ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause an of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause high blood pressure?

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause high blood pressure?

Celexa (citalopram): Rare, at higher daily doses above 40mg. More commonly there is lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause high blood pressure?

Can cortisone injection cause high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Local corticosteroids are acetylated and therefore are unlikely to give a significant systemic issue that are another but very temporary. ...Read more

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Remifemin (black cohosh) cause high blood pressure?

Remifemin (black cohosh) cause high blood pressure?

Not reported: Black cohosh has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. One listed potential complication may be low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What could cause high blood pressure in a 13 yr old boy?

See below: Secondary cause of hypertension should be entertained. These causes are endocrine, renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta etc. Please further discuss with your internist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety. ...Read more

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Does baroreflex failure always cause high blood pressure spikes? What's the main symptoms?

No it does not: Baroreflex or Baroreceptor reflex is one of the body's homeostatic mechanism that helps to maintain Blood Pressure at nearly constant level
It provide negative feedback when BP goes up for some reason and it reflexively causes the heart rate to decrease'And if BPdecreases it does the reverse and thereby maintain aconstant Blood Pressuse.
But it does not cause high blood pressure spikes ...Read more

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Obgyn said bc can cause high blood pressure? Stopped my bc last month want to be healthy & get off blood pressure meds. How does this happen next step

Obgyn said bc can cause high blood pressure? Stopped my bc last month want to be healthy & get off blood pressure meds. How does this happen next step

See below: One must balance the risk and benefit of every medication (and of everything you do in life). Bc can increase BP a little, but in general not a lot. If you take bc and don't see any increase in your BP then don't worry. It may be possible for you to get off BP meds. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

High Blood pressure: Smoking, being overweight or obese
lack of physical activity
too much salt in the diet
too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
stress
older age
genetics
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more

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Which types of foods (besides salty ones) cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Besides sodium, a low potassium diet, drinking lots of cola drinks, high licqorice containg foods smoking all these come into play besides others. ...Read more

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Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Maybe: If you are using NyQuil D that has psuedophedrine in it then it can cause transient elevation of BP while you are using it. Otherwise, regular NyQuil should not cause elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 – 2 drink a day shoukd be fine. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

High measurements: In a state of anxiety the pressure measurements can be elevated though this does not necessarily mean someone has high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

Anxiety: Mostly systolic (top BP reading), otherwise, check with your doctor for other medical causes of htn. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis is a common disease affecting the walls of arteries. Commonly described as "clogged" blood vessels, it can cause heart attack or stroke even without severe blockages: e.g., if blood clots form on plaques. High levels of LDL cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, & aging can all contribute to atherosclerosis, but prevention is possible ...Read more


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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more