When your blood pressure is too high for too long, it damages your blood vessels – and LDL (bad) cholesterol begins to accumulate along tears in your artery walls. This increases the workload of your circulatory system while decreasing its efficiency.
As a result, high blood pressure puts you at greater risk for developing life-changing and potentially life-threatening conditions.
High blood pressure can lead to:
Hear Attack– High blood pressure damages arteries that can become blocked and prevent blood flow to the heart muscle.
Stroke – High blood pressure can cause blood vessels in the brain to clog more easily or even burst.
Heart Failure – The increased workload from high blood pressure can cause the heart to enlarge and fail to supply blood to the body.
Kidney disease or Failure – High blood pressure can damage the arteries around the kidneys and interfere with their ability to filter blood effectively.
Vision Loss – High blood pressure can strain or damage blood vessels in the eyes.
Sexual Dysfunction – High blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction in men or lower libido in women.
Angia – Over time, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease or Micro-Vascular Disease (MVD) . Angina, or chest pain, is a common symptom.