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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 8 months ago

Is hypertention a sign of high blood cholestrol?

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  • 8 months ago

    No not really. They are not related.

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  • 8 months ago

    Not necessary- they are two different conditions but they can effect each other.

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No, but usually it's a good predictor.

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  • 8 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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  • 8 months ago

    it could be, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol myself

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No, high cholesterol is caused by fat clogging up your arteries.

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  • 8 months ago

    not necessarily.

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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No. But the two can happen together.

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