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Does Atherosclerosis Cause High Blood Pressure
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
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
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
Gnc vita pack: Not known. No adequate data on its effect on bp. ...Read more
Unaware of any: Such association.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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)
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more
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
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
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