High Blood Pressure

Can Hypertension Cause Heart Disease


High blood pressure causing strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the number one leading cause of disability. However, blood pressure medicine can lessen the impact of stroke through immediate blood pressure medication. By controlling risk factors such as obesity, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol intake and a high fat/ high sodium (salt) diet, you can control strokes and reduce blood pressure. Blood pressure symptoms will give you the clue. For further details read Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Can Lead To Coronary Heart Disease

Controlling diseases such as hypertension is also important for curing heart disease. Hypertension can lead to the development of atherosclerosis which is a disease of the blood vessels leading to high heart rate and blood pressure.

So, can hypertension cause heart disease or control of hypertension help decrease your risk of having high blood pressure levels. Hypertension often has no symptoms or you may only experience a mild headache. For this reason hypertension and high blood pressure symptoms are not easily diagnosed. So, the question, can hypertension cause heart disease is nor relevant if we do not take note of what causes high blood pressure.

Hypertension is a risk factor for Coronary Artery Disease. Hypertension can also lead to kidney disease and aneurysms. Hypertension causes the heart to work harder and can lead to congestive heart failure. Your blood pressure (BP) has two numbers. In a blood pressure reading, the upper number is called the systolic blood pressure. A systolic BP less than 140 is considered normal. The lower number is called the diastolic BP which should have to be less than 90 to be considered normal. Blood pressure that is slightly higher than this is called mild hypertension and can sometimes be reduced by weight loss, quitting smoking, and decreasing the salt intake. However, medications may be necessary at times.