Causes of High Blood Pressure

Causes of High Blood Pressure


What causes high blood pressure, doctor?
The reality is we don’t know we don’t know exactly what causes hypertension we know that it is incredibly common it
is genetically determined we think that throughout evolution humans have been
selected for genes that make them retains salt so for example if you bear
with me for a second if you think about humanity we’ve been
exposed to drought for long periods of time and people who were able to
retain salt tended to do better now the problem is that that was very beneficial
back then nowadays high blood pressure is a problem because it affects many
different organs and systems in our body and we can see here the organs that are
mostly affected by high blood pressure including the brain which can cause a
stroke eyes vision loss heart attacks the kidneys very sensitive to
high blood pressure you can have kidney failure with that. And these are the
results of high blood pressure? This is the consequence of long-standing poorly
treated high blood pressure. Describe to us real quick that systolic diastolic
and you could explain that real quick for me absolutely she was right I did
mention that a normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 so there’s two numbers
systolic and diastolic so what we can see here is blood flowing in a vessel
and every time that the heart contracts the heart propels blood in the
vessel the pressure increases and that’s the systolic pressure when the one that
when the vessel expands and that kind of happens when you’re working out and you
may be go running for a jog doesn’t that one go up absolutely and that’s normal
right so that’s the reason that we want people to check their blood pressure
when they’re actually just relaxing so before you use your a little machine
like the one you brought today you need to relax for two minutes don’t watch any TV don’t check your phone don’t answer that
email just relax for about a minute and a half or two minutes and then check
your blood pressure

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