Pre-hypertension Greatly Increases Stroke Risk

Via -Drucila Dyess

For a long time, we’ve known that having high blood pressure can lead to serious medical conditions, including coronary kidney failure, heart disease, heart failure, and stroke. But according to a new study from the University of California in San Diego, having only slightly elevated blood pressure, a condition known as pre-hypertension, can also raise a person’s risk of stroke. The results of the analysis were recently published in the journal .









Findings of the study revealed that having above normal blood pressure is linked to a 55 percent increase in the likelihood that an individual will suffer a stroke, when compared to those having normal blood pressure.

The study findings also indicated that among people under the age of 65 who had pre-hypertension, the risk for stroke was 68 percent greater than for those with normal blood pressure.

In addition, the stroke risk significantly increases as blood pressure rises toward the elevated level considered the clinical threshold for high blood pressure, or hypertension. Among elderly adults, the association declined most likely because risk factors of aging have greater influence than blood pressure. Read full article…


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