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Hyper and hypo tension?

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Hyper and hypo tension?

Postby anamikariya » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:03 am

What causes Hypertension and hypotension? What are their effects on the body?
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Postby animartco » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:58 pm

They mean high and low blood pressure respectively. High blood pressure puts strain on the heart and makes strokes more likely. low blood pressure slows the metabolism and makes rheumatism and arthritis more likely, and can cause damage to internal organs. Er, well that's more or less what I read in wikipedia anyway.
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Postby Gilby101 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:23 pm

Hypotension also causes for less filtration in the glomerulus capillaries in the kidneys, since there is a lower pressure for blood to be pumped through at.
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