What is hypertension and what are the effects?

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High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to heart disease. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and can stretch your artery walls too much. High blood pressure causes various health complications:

  • Risk of rupture, which can lead to a stroke or aneurysm.
  • Vascular scaring, which can trap cholesterol, plaque or blood cells.
  • Blood clots, which can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or organ and tissue damage.
  • Plaque buildup, which can also lead to a heart attack, stroke, or organ and tissue damage.

Furthermore, even before any of the above mentioned conditions have been diagnosed, you may have already developed heart, brain, eyes or kidney issues due to high blood pressure.

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