Body System Project

High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure?

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

High blood pressure is involved with what body system?

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.

Major symptoms that you're suffering from high blood pressure:

If you have headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, or shortness of breath.

Risk factors:

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

Complications from high blood pressure:

Heart attack or stroke.

Aneurysm.

Heart failure.

Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys.

Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes.

Metabolic syndrome.

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Heart attack or stroke.

Aneurysm.

Heart failure.

Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys.

Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes.

Metabolic syndrome.

Trouble with memory or understanding.