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Explain why high blood pressure is a health problem?

explain why high blood pressure is a health problem?
Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
In a person with high blood pressure, the inner layer of vascular system, also known as endothelium is constantly damaged and during its repair plaque formation occurs that leads to narrowing of the vessels.
Target organs for this process are heart, kidney and brain alonge with all large to medium sized arteries. And the sequely are heart failur, kidney failur and atherosclerosis.
If the blood pressure is too high for blood vessels for brain then, it may lead to brain hemorrhage and stroke.
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