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Is high blood pressure considered a heart disease?

Is high blood pressure considered a heart disease?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
Hypertension is no the heart disease but if it is not controlled may give rise to heart disease.
Uncontrolled high bp may give rise to work load on the heart to work more and high pressure to heart leading to heart disease.
Factors affecting to high bp also has effect on heart too.
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Answered: Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.welcome.In a way no and yes both.Per se High BP is not a heart disease but a uncontrolled high BP will definitely lead to many of heart diseases and other complications.Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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No. High blood pressure is the disease of Blood Vessels secondary to aging process, or constituents of blood e.g. high cholestrol and other raised lipid profile, uric acid etc. This result in narrowing of the lumen due to thickening of the arterial walls. Bacause of the above reason the heart has to pump at faster rate and exert more resulting in heart disease. Please remember the coronaries/ blood vessels of heart are also affected and a fatal out come can take place.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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