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Unformatted text preview: d. also sign of various types of cancer C. Hypertension (above normal blood pressure at rest, > 140/90) 1. factors - weight, exercise, emotions, stress 2. chronic hypertension - ongoing high blood pressure a. prevalent in obese and elderly b. leads to heart disease, renal failure, stroke c. also leads to more arteriosclerosis d. primary hypertension - unidentified source i. high Na + , cholesterol, fat levels ii. clear genetic component (in families) iii. diuretics - promote water removal iv. NE blockers - slow vasoconstriction e. secondary hypertension - identifiable disorder i. kidney disorders Circulatory Physiology ii. endocrine (hormone) disorders iii. arteriosclerosis...
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