High blood pressure can cause harm: By the American Heart Association:
The normal aging process can cause the big elastic arteries to become stiff over time. This can increase blood pressure, as the ventricles must pump harder to force blood out of the heart and into the arteries.
High Blood Pressure can cause microscopic damage to the inner lining of the muscular arteries and lead to a starting place for atherosclerosis. When atherosclerosis is not stopped, it can lead to blocked coronary arteries and a possible heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease.
High Blood Pressure can also cause the muscular walls of the ventricles to become thick and stiff. This can lead to heart failure.
is a type of arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis causes arteries to narrow, weaken and be less flexible. It’s the term for the process of fatty buildup in the inner lining of an artery. The buildup that results is called plaque and reduces the amount of blood and oxygen that is delivered to vital organs.
Is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Heart failure usually results in an enlarged heart.
Remember Any question you may have do not hesitate to ask your health care teams. Your doctor will make recommendations based on the type of hypertension you have, your health, and other factors. Your body is the Temple of God, please take good care of it.
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