high blood pressure
"For example, high blood pressure is like pumping up a bike tire so much that the inner tube explodes from too much pressure."
"About 1 in 3 Mainers are told they have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Many people do not know they have it because there are usually no symptoms. High blood pressure is like having high pressure in a pipe. It damages the pipe, but you often don't see a problem until it bursts."
"Other factors known to affect the development of the disease and its symptoms include blood pressure and activity levels. When diagnosed in people over 60 years of age, HCM is often associated with high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is like weight lifting for the heart; a long history of high blood pressure can itself lead to the overgrowth of the heart muscle. Extensive physical training can also result in an overdeveloped heart. The difference between a professional athlete's heart and the heart of an individual with HCM can be subtle. Other environmental factors that increase one's risk of developing HCM will most likely become apparent as research continues. "
"The problem is that it isn't until the high blood pressure escalates to a more severe condition, like heart disease or stroke, that people take notice. High blood pressure is like a sniper strategically waiting to fire from a rooftop-you don't see it, but you know it's only a matter of time before it strikes. "
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