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What does hypertension attack in the body?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Heart, brain, +more

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, causes damage to many organs in the body.
It can damage the heart by causing a heart attack or heart failure. It can also attack the brain by causing stroke. It can damage the kidneys, leading to renal failure. Finally, it can damage the eyes and cause blindness. For this reason, anyone with hypertension should visit a doctor so it can be properly treated.

In brief: Heart, brain, +more

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, causes damage to many organs in the body.
It can damage the heart by causing a heart attack or heart failure. It can also attack the brain by causing stroke. It can damage the kidneys, leading to renal failure. Finally, it can damage the eyes and cause blindness. For this reason, anyone with hypertension should visit a doctor so it can be properly treated.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Vessel damage

The organs damaged by HTN are the heart (congestive heart failure and heart attacks), brain (strokes), and the kidneys (kidney failure).

In brief: Vessel damage

The organs damaged by HTN are the heart (congestive heart failure and heart attacks), brain (strokes), and the kidneys (kidney failure).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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