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What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

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Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Hypertension

Hypertension untreated can cause heart and brain damage.
Causes are numberous. Most common cause is related to lifestyle but other causes can be related to kidneys and certain hormone elevation.

In brief: Hypertension

Hypertension untreated can cause heart and brain damage.
Causes are numberous. Most common cause is related to lifestyle but other causes can be related to kidneys and certain hormone elevation.
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Vascular disease

Hypertension, if untreated, may damage the kidneys and result in a need for dialysis.
It may also cause strokes or heart failure. Most cases have no cause or are genetic. Being overweight is a risk, as is high salt intake. Rarely, there are reversible causes such as a narrowed artery to the kidney.

In brief: Vascular disease

Hypertension, if untreated, may damage the kidneys and result in a need for dialysis.
It may also cause strokes or heart failure. Most cases have no cause or are genetic. Being overweight is a risk, as is high salt intake. Rarely, there are reversible causes such as a narrowed artery to the kidney.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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