High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a medical condition where the force of blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently too high.
Normal blood pressure is generally considered to be around 120/80 mmHg, while high blood pressure is defined as a consistent reading of 130/80 mmHg or higher.
High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems if left untreated.
High blood pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, family history, being overweight or obese, a lack of physical activity, a diet high in salt, alcohol, or tobacco use, stress, and certain underlying medical conditions.
A recent study from Georgia State University found that using marijuana may increase the risk of death from high blood pressure.
The researchers looked at people aged 20 and above and asked if they had ever used marijuana. Those who said yes were considered marijuana users.
The researchers found that marijuana users had a 3.42 times higher risk of dying from high blood pressure compared to non-users.
The longer someone used marijuana, the higher their risk of death from high blood pressure.
Marijuana can affect the cardiovascular system by increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen demand. Some people have had chest pain and heart attacks after using marijuana.
The researchers suggest that the risk of heart problems from using marijuana may be higher than the risk of smoking cigarettes.
The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and conducted by Barbara A Yankey et al.
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