Biology -Intro to Biology PPT

Biology -Intro to Biology PPT - H IGHBLOOD PRESSURE...

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HIGH BLOOD   PRESSURE Breone’ Mikell Introductory Biology  Dr. Lynn Rumfelt
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What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of  the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises  and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
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What is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart  disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but it's more common  among people over age 35. It's particularly prevalent in African Americans,  middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and  women taking birth control pills. High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease  (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially when it's present with  other risk factors.
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