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High Blood Pressure and Your Body

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High Blood Pressure and Your Body

High blood pressure only impacts my heart, right?

The damage from high blood pressure or hypertension can take place over time and can remain undetected as there are often no symptoms. If you have high blood pressure and it is left undetected or ignored, it can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. It can also lead to blurred or loss of vision, chest pain, and more. When your blood pressure is high for an extended period of time, your blood vessels become damaged and bad cholesterol begins to build up along your artery walls. This phenomenon begins to overwork your circulatory system while making it less efficient, which can lead to a variety of other issues. To learn more about this, visit our friends over at the American Heart Association.