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Hypertension & Cholesterol

Hypertension is high blood pressure. This may occur from a medical problem or may just be part of normal aging. Untreated, high blood pressure can damage parts of your body inducing your heart, brain, and kidneys.

Cholesterol is a molecule that our bodies use to make hormones and to help make cell walls. It is made in our liver and also comes from animal products. In the bloodstream, cholesterol is often packaged within balls of fats. These balls of fat and cholesterol can stick to the arteries and eventually clog up an artery. The clog creates a blockage, which can cause harm to our organs.