Is hypertention a sign of high blood cholestrol?
- 8 months ago
No not really. They are not related.
- MetalplanttagLv 78 months ago
Not necessary- they are two different conditions but they can effect each other.
- Andy CLv 78 months ago
No, but usually it's a good predictor.
- MamawidsomLv 78 months ago
No. Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.
Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) high blood pressure or secondary high blood pressure. About 90–95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include excess salt in the diet, excess body weight, smoking, and alcohol use. The remaining 5–10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills.
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- Pearl LLv 78 months ago
it could be, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol myself
- TavyLv 78 months ago
No, high cholesterol is caused by fat clogging up your arteries.
- The TaxpayerLv 78 months ago
- GregLv 78 months ago
No. But the two can happen together.