science

posted by .

why is high blood pressure called the "silent killer"?
What might happen if you have a high blood pressure?

  • science -

    THIS IS A GUESS!!! silent killer means that you might die instantly. If you have a high blood pressure, you might die.

  • science -

    Silent killer means that there are not any overt symptoms when your blood pressure is high.

    Example, generally, you can't feel that your blood pressure is high (like pain) and therefore, you won't know to see a doctor for treatment.

    Generally, untreated HBP damages blood vessels and causes the heart to enlarge.
    HBP can also cause strokes in the brain.

    Read the link Ms. Sue gave you in another post for more info.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Biology - Heart Rate/Blood Pressure

    Hi, can someone help me with these questions?
  2. pre-calc

    Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to do this problem, but don't know where to begin. I think some information is missing. Blood Pressure: The function P=120+30Sin 2pi(t) models the blood pressure (in millimeters of mercury) for a …
  3. Precalc Repost

    Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to do this problem, but don't know where to begin. I think some information is missing. Blood Pressure: The function P=120+30Sin 2pi(t) models the blood pressure (in millimeters of mercury) for a …
  4. Science

    why is high blood pressure called the "silent killer"?
  5. Science/Health

    What might happen if you have a high blood pressure?
  6. MATH

    Of 1936 people who came into a blood bank to give blood, 200 people had high blood pressure. Estimate the probability that the next person who comes in to give blood will have high blood pressure.
  7. bio

    are blood pressures have differences between genders?
  8. statistics

    Of 1735 people who came into a blood bank to give blood, 373 people had high blood pressure. Estimate the probability that the next person who comes in to give blood will have high blood pressure.
  9. Math

    Of 1901 people who came into a blood bank to give blood, 315 people had high blood pressure. Estimate the probability that the next person who comes in to give blood will have high blood pressure
  10. math help pls pls

    The correlation coefficient for blood pressure and amount of vegetables eaten in a group of people is −0.7. Analyze the following statement: High blood pressure is caused by not eating vegetables. Is this a reasonable conclusion?

More Similar Questions