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Member Carenity • Community manager
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Obesity can lead to a number of complications if left uncontrolled. One of the common complications with individuals diagnosed with obesity is high blood pressure, which can cause a hardening and thickening of the arteries and potentially lead to a heart attack and/or a stroke.

 

How about you?

Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Are you on medications or treatments to manage it?

 

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, do not feel alone, share and comment with others below; also join the group dedicated to hypertension where you can discuss high blood pressure in more detail with others diagnosed with the condition:

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Living with arterial hypertension: https://member.carenity.us/forum/arterial-hypertension-167 

Treatments for arterial hypertension: https://member.carenity.us/forum/arterial-hypertension-168 

Beginning of the discussion - 5/25/19

Do you have high blood pressure?
Member Carenity
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Hi. Yes I do have high blood pressure. I am obese and one of the complications that cam along with this has been high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am trying to get it better under control, but I am in chronic pain which makes it difficult for me to exercise... I used to not be obese, but after my surgeries began to go bad... and the pain increased... I let myself go for some years now.

However, I am on Lotrel currently and it has helped control my HBP.