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Severe war injuries and PTSD can impact hypertension risk

from American Heart Association via Medical Xpress

Severe combat wounds and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder may put service men and women at risk of having high-blood pressure later, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. PTSD, a mental health disorder that stems from a traumatic or life-threatening event, has been previously linked to risk of high blood pressure and other issues, including substance abuse, obesity, coronary artery disease, and suicide. more

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