# science

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

1. 0
2. 0
3. 75
1. THIS IS A GUESS!!! silent killer means that you might die instantly. If you have a high blood pressure, you might die.

1. 0
2. 0
posted by Ray
2. 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.

1. 0
2. 0
posted by helper

## Similar Questions

1. ### Science

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

asked by Erika on February 9, 2011
2. ### 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

asked by Oscar on March 14, 2016
3. ### Science/Health

What might happen if you have a high blood pressure????

asked by Erika on February 10, 2011
4. ### 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.

asked by barbara on February 18, 2012
5. ### 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.

asked by Lamarr on October 15, 2011
6. ### 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

asked by Jorge on April 1, 2015
7. ### 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

asked by Phillip on March 7, 2010
8. ### 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

asked by Phillip on March 8, 2010
9. ### bio

are blood pressures have differences between genders?explain your answer. -from what i know, women have lower risk to get high blood pressure but for the range of normal blood pressure, i think there is no differences. pls correct

asked by Yuni on January 7, 2012
10. ### physical edu

1. Cardiovascular disease is the number one overall killer of Americans – kills more than cancer, chronic respirator disease, accidents and diabetes combined! its False right? 2. Only 25% of Americans engage in physical activity

asked by Andy on June 22, 2012

More Similar Questions