Body System Project

High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure?

It is a common condition in which the long-term force of blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

Risk Factors

Age, family history, being overweight, using tobacco, too much sodium, little potassium, little Vitamin D, and stress.

Major Syptoms

  • Headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

High Blood Pressure is involved in what body systems?

  • The circulatory system transports oxygenated blood throughout the body. Healthy arteries stretch slightly as blood is pumped through them. High blood pressure may cause the arteries to stretch too much, leaving them vulnerable to damage.

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