17 May: World Hypertension Day

Hypertension, Inflammation and IgG Antibodies

Hypertension is the leading preventable cause of premature death worldwide, affecting roughly 1 in 3 people.  Over time, high blood pressure can damage important organs such as the heart, blood vessels, the brain and the kidneys, and can lead to myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, retinal damage and kidney damage resulting from the damaged vessels caused by high blood pressure.

Inflammation is a major indication of hypertension with mounting evidence suggesting that chronic, low-grade inflammation contributes to cardiovascular disease.

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