Hypertension results in long-term high pressure force of the blood against the artery walls and is a premier cause of heart disease such as enlarged heart, heart failure, stroke, etc. Factors such as obesity, over-consumption of alcohol, smoking, genetic, etc elevate hypertension. Hypertension later causes problems such as enlarged heart, kidney problems, adrenal gland tumors, thyroid problems, etc. Beta-blockers are a common treatment for hypertension.
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