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Can high blood pressure and cholesterol cause vessel damage all over my body?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Hypertension

Yes but brain heart most concerning.

In brief: Hypertension

Yes but brain heart most concerning.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Yes it can cause in the heart arteries,brain arteries and peripheral arteries and can impede the flow of blood.Coronary arteries in heart,carotids for flow of blood to brain,femoral and other in extremities amd mesenteric in abdomen and renal.These can all cause symptoms of lck of oxygen going to these vital parts.So it is important to correct high colesterol and BP
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes, absolutely

Vascular disease (the buildup of cholesterol and fibrous tissue with narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels) may occur in any part of the circulation.
In the cardiac circulation, it may lead to angina or a heart attack. In the head/cerebral circulation, it may lead to a stroke. It may also occur in the circulation to the legs, intestines, and kidneys. This causes problems in the affected organs.

In brief: Yes, absolutely

Vascular disease (the buildup of cholesterol and fibrous tissue with narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels) may occur in any part of the circulation.
In the cardiac circulation, it may lead to angina or a heart attack. In the head/cerebral circulation, it may lead to a stroke. It may also occur in the circulation to the legs, intestines, and kidneys. This causes problems in the affected organs.
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