pulse-trace-163708_1280It’s often referred to by health professionals as the silent killer. High blood pressure is most commonly associated with lifestyle choices. The individual’s diet may not be the best, nor may they have the ability to exercise on a regular basis.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, may also have contributing psychological factors. Stress, for instance, plays a role in how high a person’s blood pressure rises when they are experiencing negative emotions. While hypertension may not have many symptoms, leaving it uncontrolled can have damaging, irreversible effects on your body. Here’s some reasons to get it get checked out.

First, high blood pressure affects your heart. Hypertension narrows the veins that are within the heart’s arteries. This puts you at higher risk for experiencing heart failure or a heart attack. When this happens, your blood is not able to flow freely from your heart to the rest of your body. As a result of this, you may have poor circulation in your arms and feet, feeling tingling in them or always feeling as if they’re chilled. In addition, since your heart’s veins are narrow, this forces your heart to work harder. As a result, it disrupts the even flow of blood leaving the heart from each ventricle, enlarging the left ventricle. This, in turn, increases your chances of a heart attack.

On another note, high blood pressure deprives your brain of oxygen. This, as a result, increases your chances of encountering a stroke. If high blood pressure is left uncontrolled then it has lasting effects on the body. It has the potential to weaken blood vessels; this may cause them to rupture, leak or clot. Meanwhile, uncontrolled hypertension increases your chances of dementia. As most know, this is when we lose our entire memory. Yet, it may even remove the ability of speaking, thinking or moving. This happens because a person’s veins are now narrow; the heart is unable to get blood to the brain.

Meanwhile, your kidneys may be affected by high blood pressure. When a person’s blood vessels narrow, this makes it difficult for the kidneys to dispose of waste in our body. The kidneys, in so many words, are the housekeepers of the body. They rid it of Waste and toxins, but with high blood pressure and narrow blood vessels, it makes it nearly impossible. In fact, kidney failure is more common with hypertension than without it.

Finally, expect uncontrolled high blood pressure to affect your eyesight. It’s common for hypertension to damage blood vessels in the eyes, causing a condition called retinopathy. An individual may experience bleeding in the eye, blurred vision or may lose their sight all together. This condition is common with those that have hypertension or diabetes. High blood pressure may also cause nerve damage in the eye, which result in bleeding with the eye or loss of vision.

High blood pressure is not a joking matter. It’s nothing to ignore or put off until a rainy day. Your body is sending you signs that you need to get to the doctor. Avoid a heart attack or stroke; live out the rest of your years with your family–knowing you took preventative steps to avoid high blood pressure. It sneaks up on you but don’t let it scare you. Stand up and fight against it.

How To Overcome High Blood Pressure Naturally

Originally posted 2016-03-06 16:26:37.

Jennifer Olson
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Jennifer Olson is a professional freelance writer. She is a published author on Amazon as well as a blogger. Meanwhile, Jennifer is a 5-star rated professional proofreader, editor and article writer--offering her writing services on Fiverr.com.

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5 thoughts on “Dangerous side effects of high blood pressure

  • 10 April 2016 at 10:59 PM

    I didn’t know about these dangerous side effects of the high blood pressure. It’s good to know how to control such pressure naturally.

  • 7 April 2016 at 10:15 AM

    People are always saying how high blood pressure can be bad, but genetically I have it. I feel great and am pretty healthy.

  • 29 March 2016 at 1:10 PM

    It seems like high blood pressure is the cause of many other ailments. It should be checked the most often then, right?

  • 19 March 2016 at 7:16 PM

    I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Apparently I probably had high BP for years. I do not go to the doctor much, and then only when not going isn’t an option. Fortunately I had an unrelated reason to go in for a full medical and my BP was dangerously high. I am not on Lisinopril and doing a massive amount of research to learn more about my condition and what live changes I should be making. I found some great information here. Much appreciated.

  • 7 March 2016 at 7:36 AM

    I personally believe that high blood presure can cause dangerous side effects at any age.. But when it comes to people over 60 I think it’s even worse.. Great article !


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