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what are the consequences of high blood pressure
An_247596 posted:
What damage can high blood pressure cause to your heart? What if your just stressed about something and your blood pressure rises? What can high blood pressure caused by high levels of stress cause? Will the stress cause damage to your heart? What kind of damage can this do to your heart?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Good question!

Are you experiencing stress related high blood pressure?

Medical researchers aren't sure exactly how stress increases the risk of heart disease . Stress might be a risk factor, or stress might make other risk factors (like high cholesterol) worse.

Here's an article that explores the connection between hypertension, stress and heart health:

Stress, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

There are some great tips for coping with stress too. If you'd like more, let me know. There are some good tools and articles I can share that work well for me!

billh99 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Besides heart problems high BP increases the possibility of strokes and kidney failure.

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