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What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It is a common condition in which the long-term force of blood against your artery walls is high that it may cause health problems or heart disease.

What are the causes of Hypertension?

-Thyroid problems

-Certain medications

-Illegal drugs

-Alcohol use

-Family history

-Being overweight

-Not being physically active

-Tobacco use

-Too much Salt (Sodium)

-Not enough Potassium or Vitamin D


What are the health effects of Hypertension?

May cause:

-Heart attack or stroke


-Heart failure

-Weakened or narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys

What are the symptoms of Hypertension?


-Shortness of breath


What are the treatments for Hypertension?

Treatment to lower blood pressure comes in many forms. Such as treating with medication, losing weight, quitting smoking, and eating a healthy diet.
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