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How can high blood pressure cause stroke?

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High blood pressure puts your arteries under constant stress. As with a tire that’s been overpumped, too much force inside your blood vessels damages the artery walls and makes them weaker.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: “Let’s Talk About High Blood Pressure and Stroke,” “Stroke Risks,” “Statistical Fact Sheet 2013 Update: High Blood Pressure,” ”Quick Stroke Treatment for Saving the Brain,” “The Facts about High Blood Pressure.”

American Heart Association: “How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Stroke,” “High Blood Pressure, Afib and Your Risk of Stroke.”

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology : “Hypertension Mechanisms Causing Stroke.”

CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics : “From Hypertension to Stroke: Mechanisms and Potential Prevention Strategies.”

Stroke Association: “High Blood Pressure and Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nutrition and Healthy Eating.”

CDC: “Preventing Stroke: Healthy Living.”

BMJ : “Is psycho-physical stress a risk factor for stroke? A case-control study."

FDA: “Trans Fat.”  

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: “Let’s Talk About High Blood Pressure and Stroke,” “Stroke Risks,” “Statistical Fact Sheet 2013 Update: High Blood Pressure,” ”Quick Stroke Treatment for Saving the Brain,” “The Facts about High Blood Pressure.”

American Heart Association: “How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Stroke,” “High Blood Pressure, Afib and Your Risk of Stroke.”

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology : “Hypertension Mechanisms Causing Stroke.”

CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics : “From Hypertension to Stroke: Mechanisms and Potential Prevention Strategies.”

Stroke Association: “High Blood Pressure and Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nutrition and Healthy Eating.”

CDC: “Preventing Stroke: Healthy Living.”

BMJ : “Is psycho-physical stress a risk factor for stroke? A case-control study."

FDA: “Trans Fat.”  

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 18, 2017

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