Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion

Yes. When the heart has to work harder because of significant hypertension, it requires more oxygen. In some cases, the oxygen demand may be more then even normal coronary arteries can provide. If that is the case, then after your blood pressure is treated your chest pain should resolve.

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Why does high blood pressure increase my risk for coronary heart disease?

Artery hardening. The arterial walls start to thicken and harden in response to elevated blood pressures. This is part of the process that leads to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. High blood pressure is considered one of the primary risk factors for coronary heart disease. Blood pressure is the force. Years of high blood pressure can damage your arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. Read more...
Working too hard. If your heart is pumping harder, like any muscle, it will get bigger. We tend to think that big muscles are good, but this is not necessarily so with the heart. As the heart muscle gets bigger, the demand for oxygen increases. The coronary arteries which supply the heart are likely already harboring some plaque and have narrowing. Essentially, the arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart. Read more...

What would be the best tips to live with coronary heart disease and hypertension?

Good choices. Never smoke learn to take your BP regularly. Treat well and take your meds. Cardiac rehab and exercize and weight control will help both. Read more...
Diet and exercise . Take your meds as prescribed by your dr. The best advice i can give you is to eat healthy and stay active. Avoid processed foods, anything with high fructose corn syrup like soft drinks, juices and pastries, avoid trans and saturated fats, instead eat whole food and a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Exercise on a regular basis. Read more...

My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?

Yes. Youf husband is not thinking right. With high blood pressure he is at risk for strokes, heart disease, kidney failure. She should have a full work up at be treated. Read more...
YES. High BP is a silent killer. It causes few symptoms until it's already damaged the heart, brain or kidneys. Usually by then damage is irreversible. Some media reports might confuse people because there's been recent debate about whether treatment is needed for mild hypertension. But it's pretty clear to everyone that anything over 150/90 or so is dangerous, especially over another 20-30 years. Read more...