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High Blood Pressure.

 

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.

Wishing you all a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Future.

 

Please feel free to leave a comment.

 

 

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Russ

12 Comments

  1. Your review about high blood pressure is very helpful and educating mere checking at your post makes me.to learn new thing about the effect and how it damage the flow of blood to portant organ of the system, based on the facts that I collected on your post about high blood pressure its something that should be attend to and I like you give a link for solution on your website I think this pertain to health someone might be in need of this I am.going to share it on my social accounts.

    • Thank you my friend, yes high blood pressure can be a very serious condition if left untreated, I sincerely hope this post alerts some people to the dangers and encourages them to take action, thank you very much for sharing this post on your social networks, that’s a very nice gesture, take care.

      Russ 

  2. My father suffered high pressure, as did his mother.  Sadly, they both passed as a result of these ailments so it is something that I watch in my own health at all times.  I think the thing that stands out for me is that you can’t always tell that you have it until you are tested, or at the worst case, suffer from one of the issues mentioned here – dad had a heart attack.  Posts like this are critical to education of the possible issues and should always be coupled with regular checks at the Dr – especially if there is family history.

    Thanks Russ for the post

    Paul

    • I’m sorry to hear of your loss Paul, you are correct about the importance of alerting people and educating them about the dangers of high blood pressure, I hope this post goes some way towards doing just that, thank you for your comment, take care.

      Russ 

  3. Hi Russ, I really hope you are managing your hypertension, apparently, the illness doesn’t pose anything life threatening as long as it is properly handled. I am happy you could really share some knowledge on this. Didn’t really know about high blood pressure, it’s good to be educated about what it can cause. Thanks again russ, I wish you a healthy life ahead.

    • Thank you my friend, my blood pressure is under control thanks to the medication I’m taking, and yes it is important for people to know how serious high blood pressure can be and to be aware of the dangers, I sincerely hope this post may alert people to the dangers and encourage them to get a check up, thanks again and I wish you a healthy, wealthy and happy future.

      Russ

  4. Definitely there are a lot of people out there who are troubled by high blood pressure. It’s important to bring awareness to the issue and I appreciate your doing so here. You provided some great background information and pitfalls involving diabetes. I think that would make anyone think twice about their habits. Relaxation exercises are definitely a good way to reduce high blood pressure and I can’t wait to check out your link, thank you!

    • Thank you for your comment Pentrental, when you do check out the link, you’ll discover that it isn’t the heart that causes high blood pressure but the brain.

      Russ

  5. A debt of gratitude for this amazing post Russ; Lately, I was diagnosed with hypertension. I was shocked without a doubt. Mine doesn’t really stay regulated. One day it will be 120 over 80. The following day it might be 165 over 110. I’ve always try to take care of myself. I was diagnosed also with depression issues and panic attacks. It appears they all tie into one another. I get scattered brained when it goes up and my anxiety kicks in after several up and down days.

    I will check the relaxation exercise link.

    Regards

    • I really am pleased that this post may have helped you, I’m sorry to hear that you also suffer from depression and anxiety, I really would recommend checking out the link, there is a very good chance that those relaxation exercises could be of help to you Jordan, take care. 

      Russ  

  6. One thing I like about this article is that it’s short sweet and to the point.  You don’t drag it out and provide all the necessary information almost right away.  

    I didn’t know high blood pressure can cause damage to the eyes, that information is new to me.

    It’s more important than ever to get your blood pressure checked, do you have any causes such as certain foods and stress that can cause high blood pressure?

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