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How can a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

How can  a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

Not well known: Although the answer is not well known it is believed that the constant increased pressure injures the vessels and atherosclerosis results over long periods of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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How would having a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

How would having a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

Trauma.: There are many theories to how elevated blood pressure leads to cvd. The most accepted theory is that of trauma and stress. Think of a fast running "high pressure" river... The banks of the river will feel more stress and accumulate more damage and irregularities over time than a slow creek. This same damage occurs to the vascular intima (or lining of our blood vessels) when exposed to high bp. ...Read more

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Can EKG tests check for diabetics, high blood pressure and other heart diseases?

Can EKG tests check for diabetics, high blood pressure and other heart diseases?

ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information. It doesn'g test for diabetes, hypertenson directly. ...Read more

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What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

Eclampsia: Severe pregnancy associated high blood pressure is called eclampsia, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or toxemia of pregnancy. Regular medical care during pregnancy and through the delivery and post-delivery period can help prevent adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Do you know is high blood pressure heart disease?

Do you know is high blood pressure heart disease?

Heart disease: This depends on your individual risks. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease. Diet and exercise can lower high blood pressure, but this can take awhile. Medications also work. You should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is high blood pressure a heart disease?

Can you tell me is high blood pressure a heart disease?

Its a risk factor: Its one of the risk factors and if left untreated can cause hypertensiive heart disease. As well. ...Read more

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What medicines help heart disease and high blood pressure?

What medicines help heart disease and high blood pressure?

Meds to lower BP: Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). ...Read more

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How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Which type of heart conditions/diseases are caused due to high blood pressure?

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Heart attack: Enlarged heary, heart attack, coronary heart disease , stroke and many other diseases of the heart, kidney and brain. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more