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What is high blood pressure...?

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Asked by jafar, 08 Feb '13 05:39 pm
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High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.

"Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Feb '13 05:40 pm

 
  
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The organs in your body need oxygen to survive. Oxygen is carried through the body by the blood. When the heart beats, it creates pressure that pushes blood through a network of tube-shaped arteries and veins, also known as blood vessels and capillaries. The pressure --- blood pressure --- is the result of two forces. The first force occurs as blood pumps out of the heart and into the arteries that are part of the circulatory system. The second force is created as the heart rests between heart beats. These two forces are each represented by numbers in a blood pressure reading. When the reading goes above the prescribed limits of 120 by 80 its refered to as High BP!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 08 Feb '13 05:49 pm

 
  
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A chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated
Answered by Psycho, 08 Feb '13 05:41 pm

 
  
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