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When the heart beats, it pushes blood through the arteries in your entire body. Higher blood pressure means that with each beat, arteries throughout the body swell and stretch more than they would normally. This stretching can injure the endothelium, the delicate lining of all arteries, causing arteries to become stiffer over time.

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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