High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer.
I’ve decided to write a post about the dangers of high blood pressure, the reason being, well, I’ve been on medication for almost 20 years to treat my high blood pressure, (hypertension) it’s a condition that an estimated 1.1 billion people world wide suffer from and being overweight and eating an unhealthy diet are two of the factors that can lead to high blood pressure.
Untreated hypertension can gradually and silently cause damage to your body, which could be progressing for years before any symptoms begin to show, damage, which can lead to heart disease and of course the real risk of a fatal heart attack.
Damage and Narrowing of the arteries.
When your arteries are healthy they are flexible and strong. The lining is clean and smooth, the blood flows freely through them, supplying the whole body with nutrients and oxygen, High blood pressure slowly increases the flow of blood being forced through your arteries, which can lead to damage to the cells in your arteries, fat from your diet collects in the arteries causing your arteries to become narrow and weaker with less flexibility which in turn lowers the blood flow through your body.
Left Ventricle Hypertrophy
High blood pressure causes the heart to work extra hard to force the blood around your body, this extra work causes the heart to enlarge, this condition is know as left ventricle hypertrophy.
Damage to the Brain
Stroke. A stroke is caused when the blood vessels get weaker, causing them to get narrow, the brain gets starved of oxygen, which damages and kills cells.
Transient Ischaemic Attack. A (TIA) is in fact a mini stroke, it can be caused by a very small blood clot, a transient ischaemic attack can act as a warning that you are at risk of a stroke.
Kidney Damage. High blood pressure can also damage the arteries leading to the kidneys, so they can’t do their job properly and high levels of fluid and toxins can build up.
Damage the Eyes. High blood pressure can also damage the very small, sensitive blood vessels that lead to the eye, they could burst, leading to blurred vision or even blindness.
There is also high blood pressure symptoms for women, it’s obviously not just men that suffer from it, however this is a way to lower Your Blood Pressure naturally without prescription drugs.
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