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What are the side effects of having high blood pressure?

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Elaine Peterson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Risk of High B.P.

Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc.
This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy.

In brief: Risk of High B.P.

Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc.
This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy.
Elaine Peterson
Elaine Peterson
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Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Often none

Hypertension (HTN) is a silent killer. Patients usually have no symptoms.
Sometimes patients experience headaches, blurred vision or chest discomfort. It is not unusual for HTN to be detected on a routine exam. Treatment is effective and lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

In brief: Often none

Hypertension (HTN) is a silent killer. Patients usually have no symptoms.
Sometimes patients experience headaches, blurred vision or chest discomfort. It is not unusual for HTN to be detected on a routine exam. Treatment is effective and lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
Dr. Joseph Moore
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