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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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

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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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