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How Blood Pressure Works

August 21, 200814 min
High blood pressure -- or hypertension -- is elevated pressure of the blood in the arteries. Hypertension results from two major factors. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the causes of and treatment for hypertension.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit