High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, poor quality of life, or even a fatal heart attack or stroke.
When your blood pressure is too high for too long, it damages your blood vessels – and LDL (bad) cholesterol begins to accumulate along with tears in your artery walls. This increases the workload of your circulatory system while decreasing its efficiency.
Treatment and lifestyle changes can help control your high blood pressure to reduce your risk of life-threatening complications.
There are several health issues caused by high BP
- Damaged or narrowed arteries
- Coronary heart disease
- Kidney failure
- Vision loss
- Peripheral artery disease
If you have high BP in addition to medications you can always talk to a psychologist to relieve yourself of any stress.