30 September 2005

Why is high blood pressure important?

High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. This means that if you have high blood pressure you are at greater risk of developing these conditions than someone who does not have high blood pressure.Having high blood pressure causes strain on the vessels carrying blood around your body. This strain can cause vessels to become clogged up or to weaken and this in turn can lead to narrow blood vessels and clots, which can cause damage to the heart or brain. More rarely it can lead to the blood vessels bursting. Having high blood pressure can also cause heart failure. Heart failure is when your heart can not pump blood around the body as well as it should and this can cause you to become short of breath and can cause your ankles to swell.

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High blood pressure can cause kidney failure, some eye conditions, and there is some research that shows that by lowering blood pressure you may be able to prevent some types of dementia. So, there are many very good reasons for controlling your blood pressure both and now and in the future.High blood pressure is a serious condition, and one that you should not ignore. However, the really good news is that it can be lowered either by changing your lifestyle or if necessary adding in tablets. The lower you can get your blood pressure the lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia.

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