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Complications of hypertension
Complications of hypertension

When blood pressure stays high over time, it can damage the body and cause severe complications.

Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. If your blood pressure remains high, you are likely to develop heart diseases and stroke.

Blood pressure (BP) chart
Blood pressure (BP) chart

Use this blood pressure chart to learn what your blood pressure numbers mean.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and enlarged heart
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and enlarged heart

 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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Heart diseases
Heart diseases

Heart disease is a term that covers a range of disorders that affect the heart. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease.